About the project
The renewal of Bangs Street, Prahran will replace old housing that does not meet the needs of those who live there with well designed, modern and energy efficient dwellings that improve the local area.
The project will deliver 445 new homes, including a mix of social and private rental homes.
The supply of more homes will help tackle the growing problem of housing affordability and increase housing options including secure, longer-term rentals in the local area. ....
Located 5 km from the city center in the City of Stonington, close to Prahran and Windsor railway stations, multiple tram and bus routes, hospitals, education facilities, and employment and support services.
A mix of social and market rental homes, including a range of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom dwellings.
At least 5% of the new social housing will be designed to be accessible for Victorians with disabilities. This includes external features such as drop-off areas, paths, lifts and car parking, and internal features like kitchens, bathrooms and storage.
New homes at the site will be more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool with a 5-star Green Star rating, and 7-star NatHERS average rating.
Quality paths and connections through the site for pedestrians and cyclists.
Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces, including 1,500 sqm of new open space providing a connection between Bangs Street and Bendigo Street.
Shared spaces for community activities and commercial tenants.
Good design that makes the most of open space and incorporates feedback from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.
A minimum Silver level certification from Livable Housing Australia.
What will the new homes look like?
Note: These drawings are indicative only.
Download the full landscape design
How will the new homes be built?
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 consortium that will finance, design, construct, maintain and manage the sites for 40 years, before handing all land and buildings back to Homes Victoria.
Read more about the Ground Lease Model.
Our partners for Bangs Street, Prahran
Not-for-profit project group Building Communities has been appointed as the project partner for the new housing being delivered at Bangs Street, Prahran.
Social enterprise partnerships
We are committed to delivering opportunities for people to access jobs and build skills while we build the new homes.
The social procurement framework of government has been game changing in how we deliver projects in particular major projects in Victoria.
Alistair Munro- Construction Manager- ICON
There’s been a real impotence put forward regarding social procurement and that’s creating both short term and long term benefit from a jobs and employment perspective and also creating fantastic outcomes for our projects.
Chris Johnson- Key Client Account Executive- RAW Group
There was a gap within the labour hire and within the industry for Aboriginal people and Aboriginal people on site.
We know our people within the indigenous community and being able to invest back into those communities, that’s actually bringing community wealth and family wealth back into the community and really making sure that they feel as belonging.
Nicole Donnison- Social Sustainability Manager- ICON
Our procurement opportunities are actually potentially changing people’s lives or they are setting a pathway for people to take a different course in their life. Be given opportunity and dignity of work that perhaps they weren’t afforded previously.
Gary Mongta- Director of Construction- Monero Constructions
To be working on these Victorian Government projects and Homes Victoria projects is fantastic.
To be part of the build, we are giving back to the Indigenous community that can benefit from these projects.
I think it’s just giving people the opportunity, giving them a start and indigenous businesses are no different to any other business out there.
YMCA is a social enterprise.
We work with young men and women who have been involved in the criminal justice system.
We are providing employment and trade skills to the young guys while they are incarcerated and also offer them employment working with commercial builders as soon as they are released.
The standard recidivism rate in Victoria is 50% and for participants who have come through our program is 5%.
We work with young guys, we work with disadvantaged youth who have amazing skills and ability, they just need to be harnessed.
For YMCA ReBuild to work with Homes Victoria and Icon, it’s an amazing opportunity for us to improve our skills and increase our capacity and for our young guys to work on a site that hopefully they are going to end up on in the next six months or so.
We have completed multiple phases of community consultation for the Bangs Street redevelopment since 2012.
This feedback has shaped the planning and designs for the new homes.
You can read about the engagement activities and outcomes on the Bangs Street, Prahran housing Engage Victoria page.
The department established a Community Committee for the renewal of the Bangs Street, Prahran site in 2017.
The committee enables ongoing and two-way feedback by bringing together community members and representatives of local organizations to provide advice and share relevant local context.
The committee is not currently taking on new members.
Homes Victoria, in partnership with Stonnington City Council, commissioned the artist Giovanna Da Silva to produce a mural to be displayed on the hoarding around the site. Giovanna’s work was inspired by local community members responses to the questions ‘What does home mean to you?’ and ‘What are your great moments of discovery in Prahran?’
About the artwork – A statement from the artist
The ‘Pran Stories’ mural was created through the early months of 2022 inspired by themes of ‘home’, my personal experiences living on Bangs st and input from the local residents. The community was invited to respond to the questions 'what does home mean to you' and 'what have been some moments of discovery in Prahran’ to inspire my process. This made the creation of this work feel like a collaboration between the diverse Prahran community and myself.
Having lived and worked on Bangs st through 2020 I developed a strong connection with the area. During this period Prahran’s beauty became one of my few sources of inspiration due to the state of the world – the parks, architecture, food, coffee and the simple but at the time entertaining midnight walks to convenience stores were a few of the things that kept me feeling hopeful.
Upon receiving the heartfelt responses from the community I found many similarities within the answers, in turn creating a sense of communal appreciation for the area. I built on what we learnt from the responses through my own research of Prahran; taking long curious walks around the neighbourhood in which I came across new intriguing discoveries.
I then decided I wanted the essence of this mural to be a playful reflection on my time spent here, drawing from colours and architectural elements found locally while also reflecting on ideas voiced by the community. I completed this mural in hopes that it will strike nostalgia and be enjoyed for years to come by the ones who will cross paths with it in their every-day lives. You can visit the artwork around the perimeter of the Bangs Street site.
Phase 1 community consultation
Phase 2 community consultation
Phase 3 community consultation
Building communities appointed as project partner
Phase 4 community consultation
Project granted consent by DELWP
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