Public Housing Renewal Program
The Public Housing Renewal Program will redevelop older public housing homes and create more social housing properties across metropolitan and regional sites.
The $185 million program will create vibrant neighbourhoods with housing that is safe, secure and modern.
Read the November 2017 Public housing renewal program update for residents (.docx).
Stage one will redevelop 1,100 ageing public housing properties in these nine estates:
- Brunswick West: Gronn Place
- North Melbourne: Abbotsford Street
- Heidelberg West: Tarakan and Bell Bardia estates
- Clifton Hill: Noone Street
- Brighton: New Street
- Prahran: Bangs Street
- Hawthorn: Bills Street
- Northcote: Walker Street
- Ascot Vale estate.
Stage two will upgrade public housing properties in regional Victoria.
The estates will have:
- A mix of social and private housing
- At least 10 per cent more social housing properties
- A range of housing sizes
The new homes will be:
- Built to modern standards
- Accessible for all
- Better suited to the ongoing needs of Victorians.
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:
- Return to the estate
- Move permanently.
We will pay for your moving and utility connection costs.
The project takes place in stages over a number of years:
- 2017: Consultation
- Late 2017 to early 2018: Residents move to temporary or permanent new homes
- 2018: Build new social housing
- Late 2018: Residents move into new homes
- Late 2018: Build new private housing
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:
- By emailing Housing Renewal
- Through the online survey for residents
- At a public consultation: check each estate's page for upcoming sessions.