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.
What you need to know
The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Bills Street, Hawthorn.
City of Booroondara
$99.8 million Victorian Government investment
Creating 890 jobs
Delivering 206 social and affordable housing homes
Including 5 per cent Disability Discrimination Act fully accessible homes
March - April 2021
Planning approval granted
Estimated for late 2023
What to expect
The project promotes good design. The Office of the Victorian Government Architect will review the design proposal and provide advice.
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.
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.
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.
Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces are a key feature of the redevelopment.
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) was formed to represent the local community’s interests in this project. The group provided a local perspective and knowledge and encouraged discussions with residents, businesses and interested groups. CRG members helped the local community to learn more about the project. While the group had no formal decision-making capacity, local knowledge contributed to better locally informed choices.
Hansen Yuncken Pty Ltd – main works contractor