North Melbourne renewal

Last updated: 15 June 2017

Older, rundown housing on the North Melbourne estate will be replaced with new, modern, low maintenance homes.

About the project

The estate on Abbotsford Street has older, rundown buildings that cost a lot to maintain.

The project will build new, modern buildings and increase the number of social housing properties on the estate by 10 per cent. The estate will include private housing, which will help fund the project.

The renewed estate will have:

  • More social housing
  • A mix of social and private housing
  • New accessible homes that suit older residents, people with disabilities, and families
  • A range of housing sizes
  • Better landscaping, outdoor facilities and community spaces.

The new homes

The new homes will be:

  • Built to modern standards
  • Accessible for all
  • Sustainable homes that are cheaper to cool, heat and maintain
  • Better suited to the ongoing needs of Victorians.

For more information on the project, read the Questions and answers about the renewal project (.docx).

If you're part of the North Melbourne community, read the Questions and answers for the community about the renewal (.docx).

Will I have to move?

Some people living on the estates will be asked to move while the work happens. This shouldn’t start until late 2017.

You can choose to:

  • Move permanently
  • Return if the new housing suits your needs.

We will pay your moving and utility connection costs.

For more information, read the Questions and answers about relocations (.docx).

Get involved and find out more

We’re talking to residents, neighbours, communities and stakeholders about the best way to renew these estates and make them great places to live.

Your ideas will help us create vibrant, safe and thriving communities.

You can share your ideas:

Public consultations

There are three phases of public consultations:

  • February 2017: Phase one
  • May 2017: Phase two
  • August 2017 (to be confirmed): Phase three.

There are two sessions in May at the North Melbourne housing office (159 Melrose Street):

  • 22 May from 12pm to 2pm
  • 23 May from 5pm to 7pm.
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