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Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

About the project

Homes Victoria is delivering new social and market homes to give more Victorians a safe and secure place to call home.

Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne is located to Melbourne’s north, just a few kilometres from the city centre.

The redevelopment of the site will replace 112 walk-ups that did not comply with current design standards with 300 new homes, consisting of 133 social homes and 167 market homes.

The site will deliver a 18% increase in social housing and First Home Buyers were given priority access to purchase a new market home.

The supply of new housing at the site will help tackle the growing problem of housing affordability in Victoria.

Homes Victoria is joining with development partner MAB Corporation, and registered housing association HousingFirst, to redevelop the Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne site.

What you need to know

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne.

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City of Melbourne

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The development will include 5% of Disability Discrimination Act fully accessible homes.

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Key features

  • Less expensive to heat and cool with a 5-star Green Star rating and 7-star NatHERs average rating
  • Safe and accessible open and green spaces
  • Pathways connecting new homes to streets, footpaths and bike paths
  • At least 5% of new social housing homes will be easier to access for people with disabilities. Key accessibility features that have been incorporated into the design include, drop off areas, lifts and car parking. Accessible amenities can also be found inside the new homes in the kitchens, bathrooms and storage areas.

Community committee

The department has established a Community Committee for the renewal of the North Melbourne site. The Committee is Chaired by Sheena Watt MP. 

The committee brings together members of the community and representatives of local organisations to ensure effective communication throughout the site renewal. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through participation with stakeholders and the community.

Members of the committee provide input and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Committee members will communicate the progress of the redevelopment back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the project.  


  • Planning approval

    June 2021

  • Construction commences

    Early 2022

  • Completion of social housing

    Early 2024

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For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

Community newsletters

The latest community newsletter has updates on the progress of this important redevelopment project in North Melbourne:


Information for renters in North Melbourne 

Renters looking at relocation options in North Melbourne can find out more about new homes on Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne here
This development is well connected to communal spaces that residents can enjoy. Learning and play are a real focus along with great connections to the surrounding neighbourhood. The new homes are designed for modern households. They meet high sustainability standards making them comfortable year-round and easier and cheaper to heat and cool.  

Find out more about new homes on Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne here.