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Project update

We're building 206 new social and affordable housing homes at Bills Street, Hawthorn and creating 890 jobs.

The redevelopment site at Bills Street in Hawthorn will offer increased housing opportunities for more Victorians than ever before, with a range of housing solutions being delivered.

We have updated the development plans based on previous community feedback.

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What you need to know

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Bills Street, Hawthorn.

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City of Booroondara

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$99.8 million Victorian Government investment

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Creating 890 jobs

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Delivering 206 social and affordable housing homes

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Including 5 per cent Disability Discrimination Act fully accessible homes

Timeline

  • Community consultation

    March - April 2021

  • Planning approval granted

    November 2021

  • Construction commencement

    Late 2021

  • Completion

    Estimated for 2023

What to expect

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The project promotes good design. The Office of the Victorian Government Architect will review the design proposal and provide advice.

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We're responding to the changing needs of households in Victoria. The redevelopment will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

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The design will be environmentally efficient. That means the homes will be more comfortable, as well as less expensive, to heat and cool. They'll carry a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating.

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At least 5 per cent 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 accessible.

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Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces are a key feature of the redevelopment. 

Community consultation

We asked for community feedback in March and April 2021 to learn more about opportunities to improve and create integrated connections and welcoming public spaces in the redevelopment. Read how your feedback has influenced the development plans in our engagement report.

Community reference group

The Community Reference Group (CRG) represents the local community’s interests in this project. The CRG is chaired by Mr John Kennedy MP – State Member for Hawthorn. The group offers a local perspective and knowledge and encourages discussions with residents, businesses and interested groups. CRG members help to make sure the local community learns more about the project. While the group has no formal decision-making capacity, local knowledge contributes to better locally informed choices.

Members will:

  • provide advice on community concerns
  • ensure a diverse range of community perspectives are considered
  • share project updates with the local community

Expression of interest

We are looking for new members to represent the local community’s interests in our CRG. If you're interested, you can request an expression of interest form by sending an email to enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au.

Construction partners

Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd – main works contractor

Contact us

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enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au

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For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

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