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Banksia Gardens, Broadmeadows

Project update

We’re delivering modern, well-designed, and energy efficient social housing in Banksia Gardens. We’re also preparing a master plan that will set the vision for the longer-term renewal of the Banksia Gardens neighbourhood.

The Banksia Gardens development has a combined investment of more than $80 million to deliver a landmark integrated development of an underutilised site to provide approximately 120 new social homes. 

The project is jointly funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Social Housing Accelerator and the Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build.  

These much-needed new homes will be modern, energy efficient and well designed to meet the needs of Broadmeadows’ growing and changing population.  


What you need to know

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Jointly funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Social Housing Accelerator and the Victorian Government’s Big Housing Build

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Located on Homes Victoria land at Coleraine Street, Broadmeadows. View the map

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City of Hume

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The Banksia Gardens development will include approximately 120 social housing homes

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The new development is expected to create more than 700 jobs

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New social housing will be more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool with a 5-star Green Star rating, and 7-star NatHERS average rating

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5% of the new homes will be designed to meet accessibility standards and be allocated to Victorians living with disabilities.

Master plan  

The master plan will set the vision to guide potential future development of the neighbourhood including:

  • Future housing opportunities  
  • Improved open spaces  
  • Making it easy and safe to get around the neighbourhood  
  • Improved connections with surrounding neighbourhoods and activity centres; and  
  • Spaces and places that support a thriving community in a vibrant and welcoming neighbourhood.

The community will play an essential role in shaping both the master plan and the Big Housing Build design. 

Upgrade to community sports facilities 

In addition to the new homes and master planning for the site, works are underway to upgrade the sports facilities at Banksia Gardens for residents and visitors to use and enjoy. 

Works includes resurfacing the futsal pitch, installation of new futsal goals, a new half basketball court, lighting, CCTV cameras, a shelter and seating for spectators, improved drainage, a pathway, and landscaping. 

The investment is an initiative of the Banksia Now working Group, part of the Broadmeadows Suburban Revitalisation Board, with funding contributions from the Victorian Government, Hume City Council, and Banksia Gardens Community Services. 

The new and improved facilities will be used for programs for primary and secondary school-aged children and soccer clinics with Melbourne Victory players and will be open to residents and the wider community.

Timeline

  • Master plan and new social homes announced

    October 2023

  • Consultation with stakeholders and Resident Voice Group

    Late 2023

  • Works begin on sports facilities upgrade

    Late 2023

  • Community consultation

    Early 2024

  • Sports facilities upgrade complete

    Early 2024

  • Final master plan presented back to community

    Mid 2024

  • New homes community consultation report

    Mid 2024

  • Construction to start on the new homes

    Mid 2024

  • New homes finished and ready for residents to move in

    2026

New homes consultation

In February 2024, we invited community to provide feedback on the plans for the new homes in Banksia Gardens.

We heard from Banksia Gardens residents, neighbours and other local stakeholders.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation process.

Find out more about the Banksia Gardens community engagement on the Engage Victoria website.

To receive email updates about the project and consultation opportunities, please contact us atbanksiagardens@homes.vic.gov.au 

Current and upcoming works

Environmental survey works – January 2024

Homes Victoria is undertaking site investigation works in the open space between Coleraine Street and Cob Close in the Banksia Gardens neighbourhood to help us plan for the new homes.

Environmental survey works will happen across several small areas in the open space facing Coleraine Street in mid-January, to understand and record what is below the ground. You will see small-scale excavating and drilling tools and people working to sample the below ground soil.  

There will be temporary fencing around each work area, however, access through to Coleraine Street from Cob Close will be open to pedestrians at all times.

There will be minimal noise during the investigations and all works will be compliant with WorkSafe Victoria and EPA Victoria regulations.  

For more information, please contact: banksiagardens@homes.vic.gov.au.

Translating and interpreting service

For languages other than English, please call 131 450   

Translated resources

Banksia Gardens resident letter - Arabic translation

الموضوع: مساكن جديدة لحدائق بانكسيا Gardens Banksia Ņû برودميدوز Broadmeadows 

Banksia Gardens resident letter - Somali translation

Guryaha cusub ee Bankasia Gardens, Broadmeadows