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About the project
Our older public housing towers are coming to the end of their operational life. The unique design of the buildings also means it is no longer feasible to continue to upgrade the high-rise buildings to the quality, comfort and standards renters deserve.
Homes Victoria will retire and transform 44 older-style towers across Melbourne over the coming years. We will deliver modern, accessible homes, and better community facilities.
The first high-rises due for redevelopment by 2031 as part of the High-rise redevelopment program are:
- 120 Racecourse Road, Flemington
- 12 Holland Court, Flemington
- 33 Alfred Street, North Melbourne
- 20 Elgin Street, Carlton (By 2028)
- 141 Nicholson Street, Carlton (By 2028)
More details for these sites will be released in late 2023, following engagement with our renters and communities.
We’re committed to supporting renters every step of the way, minimising disruption and inconvenience and offering relocation opportunities that keep communities together.
Moving house takes time. Some renters may choose to move straight away while others may need more time to work through the options available. No-one is required to move immediately.
Brand new social housing homes in Victoria Street, Flemington and Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne will be available in late 2023 and early 2024. These well designed, energy efficient modern and comfortable homes are conveniently located to support ongoing neighbourhood and community connections.
New homes on Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
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.
- Enhanced natural features with new landscaping to complement mature trees
- Public open space that links to a playground and proposed basketball court to be available after school hours
- Direct links to the brand new campus of the North Melbourne Primary School
- A new community meeting room, and
- Spaces for small businesses or retail for the convenience of residents.
1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes - *We understand some households will require larger homes and will work with you to understand your needs.
Gold livable housing design
5 star green star rating
7 star NatHERS average rating
These homes will be managed by Housing First who are committed to social inclusion and building strong communities. There will be no change to your renter rights or your current rent settings.
The new homes are designed for modern households. They meet high sustainability standards making them comfortable yearround and easier and cheaper to heat and cool.
All homes feature great natural light and ventilation, good sized storage spaces, modern all electric appliances and balconies or courtyards for the enjoyment of individual households
Find out more about new homes on Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne:
Take a tour
These homes will be available for renters to inspect in the coming weeks. If you would like a guided tour to learn more about their features and their suitability email email@example.com or phone 1800 716 866
Supporting renters to relocate
Our relocations team will be reaching out to start the conversation with renters in October, 2023. Our team will introduce themselves and learn more about your individual needs. They will also provide more information and answer any questions you may have. Family members can attend, and we can also help arrange interpreter supports.
Our local housing officers and relocation staff will be there to support you every step of the way. We will find you a new home that best meets your individual and household needs, arrange your move, and pay relocation costs for:
- removal of household items and transport to a new home
- utility connections for electricity, gas, internet and telephone, and
- any mail redirection fees.
Find out more about supports for relocating renters:
If you would like to talk to someone now or have any questions or concerns, please contact the relocations team at Relocationsteam@homes.vic.gov.au or contact your local housing office.
Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne Relocation brochure:
High-rise redevelopment relocation brochure: