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Elizabeth Street, North Richmond

Project update

We're delivering new, well-designed, safe and secure social housing in North Richmond.

The new buildings to be established in the vicinity of 147 - 161 Elizabeth Street, Richmond will deliver well designed, safe, secure and modern social housing. 

This project will build an environment that is welcoming, inclusive and appropriate for the neighbourhood. We will also make sure that the dwellings in this development will reflect the needs of those that live in this community.

Fast facts

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Elizabeth Street, North Richmond.

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City of Yarra

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The development at Richmond is creating 540 jobs.

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The development at Richmond will include 144 homes.

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

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Key features

  • The project will promote good design, make the most of open space and will incorporate Office of the Victorian Government Architect involvement and expertise in the development of design proposals for the site.
  • 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.
  • The redevelopment will include a range of homes including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, responding to the changing needs of households in Victoria.
  • All new homes built by Homes Victoria as part of the Big Housing Build will have a minimum Silver rating from Livable Housing Australia.
  • 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 very accessible.


  • Commencement

    Early 2023

  • Completion

    Estimated for mid-2025

Current and upcoming works

If you have any questions about planned works you can email us at hvrichmond@kane.com.au or call the project hotline on 1800 497 087

Start date: Tuesday 27 February 2024

Duration: At least six months 

Details: Car parking on Lewis Court will change from Tuesday 27 February 2024. 

  • Car park spaces on the corner of Lewis Ct and Cooke Ct will be used to manage traffic within the area. 
  • You will not be able to park near the corner of Lewis Ct and Cooke Ct for at least six months. 
  • You can park near the corner of Lewis Ct and Elizabeth St instead. 
  • Please make sure your car is not parked on the corner of Lewis Ct and Cooke Ct from Monday 26 February 2024.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Start date: August 2023

Duration: 6 months

Details: Excavation works will start in August as we lead into construction of the new housing in North Richmond.

The process involves: 

  • Ground excavation to remove underground pipes and services.  
  • Increase in truck movement as material is removed from the site. 
  • Structural works including piling.
  • Bulk excavation of Basement.

All excavation works will be carried out safely and we will do our best to minimise inconvenience for residents. 

At times there may be:  

  • local traffic changes 
  • increased-level noise
  • dust 
  • medium level vibration 
  • heavy machinery operating. 

Contractors will use control measures, such as dust suppression and noise reduction equipment, to reduce impacts as much as possible.

Works will be carried out from Monday to Friday 7am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm.

If works are scheduled out of hours, we will provide further information to you before works start.

Please note that works may be rescheduled in the event of bad weather or other unavoidable circumstances.

The footpath between Williams and Cooke Court will be closed during construction of the new homes at 147 - 161 Elizabeth Street.  

Access to Williams and Cooke Court will be from Elizabeth Street.  Pedestrian access along Elizabeth Street will be maintained during construction. 

Works notices


The North Richmond community has been actively involved in helping shape the Big Housing Build project on Elizabeth Street and development of the North Richmond master plan.

147 - 161 Elizabeth Street 

In September and October 2021, we asked the community and key stakeholders for feedback on the early designs for the new homes to be built at 147 - 161 Elizabeth Street. 

We asked for further community feedback to put the final touches on the design and planning documents in November and December 2021. 

Visit Engage Victoria to read more about the community consultation process.

Master plan  

We're preparing a master plan for the North Richmond housing site to guide development and growth across the precinct over the next 10 years. 

The master plan will provide a future vision for the North Richmond housing site.  

In April and May 2022, we heard from over 300 community members about their feedback on the draft plan. This feedback will be used to finalise the North Richmond master plan.  

Visit Engage Victoria to read more about the draft master plan community consultation process. 

Celebrating culture

Homes Victoria partnered with Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House (BANH) and Richmond Youth Hub to celebrate the diverse and vibrant community of the North Richmond housing site through a community-inspired artwork for the hoarding on the Big Housing Build project site at Elizabeth Street, Richmond, where we are building 144 modern, sustainably designed homes.

The BANH teamed up with photographer Jorge de Araujo to take a series of portraits of Richmond residents sharing a favourite cultural meal and recipe. 

BANH also worked with Richmond Youth Hub and Yarra Youth Services Artist in Residence, visual artist Nicky Tsekouras, who led a series of workshops with Richmond young people to create self-portraits and drawings of their favourite foods.    

You can visit the artwork around the perimeter of the Elizabeth Street, Richmond site and explore the recipes here.

Contact us

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For more information, or to receive information in another language or an accessible format, please email. northrichmondbhb@homes.vic.gov.au

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leave us a message on our project hotline 1800 497 087