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Project update

We're building 445 new homes at Bangs Street, Prahran, including social, affordable and private rental.

Bangs Street, Prahran is located 5km from the city centre of Melbourne in the City of Stonnington, close to Prahran and Windsor railway stations, and multiple tram and bus routes, hospitals, education facilities, employment and support services.

The renewal of Bangs Street will replace old housing that does not meet the needs of those who live there with well designed, attractive homes that improve the local area. 

The design of the new site incorporates input from the community and will feature modern sustainable design with improved open space and other features that everyone can enjoy.

What you need to know

Location map

The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Bangs Street, Prahran.

Map of Victoria indicating local government areas

City of Stonnington

A house with a door and a a chimney

The development at Prahran will include 445 homes, including social, affordable and private rental.

Person in wheelchair approaching wide doorway

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

Artist impressions

Note: These drawings are indicative only.

Key features

  • Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces are a key feature of the redevelopment, including 1,500 sqm of new open space providing a connection between Bangs Street and Bendigo Street. This open space will create better access and visual connections through the Bangs Street area for pedestrians and align with Stonnington City Council’s Mount Street Master Plan.
  • On the ground floor, there will be new commercial uses that activate the public realm and contribute to the redeveloped estate, including shared spaces for community activity such as an artist studio.
  • The project will promote good design, high quality landscaped open space and will incorporate the Office of the Victorian Government Architect involvement and expertise in the development of design proposals for the site.
  • The project will incorporate environmentally efficient design, meaning the homes will be more comfortable as well as less expensive to heat and cool carrying a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating.
  • Durable, high-quality materials will be used in public spaces (including furniture, surface materials, lighting, and landscaping) to reflect the history and character of the area.
  • The redevelopment will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, responding to the changing needs of Victorian households.
  • The site will be required to achieve a 50:50 split of social to market rental housing.
  • All new social housing will have a minimum Silver level certification from Livable Housing Australia.
  • At least 5% of the new social housing homes will be easy to access for Victorians with disabilities. This includes drop-off areas, paths, lifts and car parking. Inside the home, kitchens, bathrooms and storage will also be very accessible.
  • Further information is available on the National Construction Code website.

Town planning 

The Bangs Street site is part of the larger Prahran Housing Precinct. In December 2016, the Minister for Planning approved the Prahran Housing Precinct Development Plan. 

The development plan and planning permit application was lodged with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and formal planning permit approval has been received.

Landscape design

Bangs Street, Prahran — Artist Impression — Landscape Design

Download the full landscape design

Who will be financing, designing, constructing and managing the new housing?

The project will be delivered by Homes Victoria, in partnership with not-for-profit group, Building Communities. Building Communities will finance, design, construct, maintain and manage all new housing at the site in agreement with Homes Victoria’s project requirements and specifications.

The project group is made up of:

Ground Lease Model

In a first of its kind for social housing in Victoria, this site will be delivered through a Ground Lease Model.  

Through a partnerships approach, vacant land will be leased to a not for profit project group who will finance, design, construct, maintain and manage the sites for 40 years, before handing all land and buildings back to Homes Victoria.

Find out more about the Ground Lease Model.

Community Committee

Community engagement is an important element of the project. The department has established a Community Committee for the redevelopment of the Prahran site.

The committee, co-chaired by Judith Klepner and Nina Taylor MP, brings together important community members and representatives of local organisations to provide advice on the redevelopment of the site. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through participation with community and the stakeholders.

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

Latest news

January 2022

An update on the start of construction at Bangs Street.

October 2021 

An update on tree protection and removal works taking place at Bangs Street, Prahran.

September 2021

An update on soil removal works taking place at Bangs Street, Prahran.

August 2021

Our appointed builder, Icon, will soon be starting works at Bangs Street, Prahran.

Archive of community updates 

Project timeline

  • Partnership announcement

    Mid 2021

  • Planning approval and early works

    Late 2021

  • Construction starts

    February 2022

  • Construction of new homes complete

    Early 2024

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Contact us

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prahran@homes.vic.gov.au

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(03) 9389 3619
For languages other than English, please call 131 450.