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Project update

We're delivering new well designed, safe and secure social and affordable 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 and affordable 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.

We're currently finalising our planning application for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

What you need to know

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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 Victorian Government is investing $51.7 million in the development at Richmond.

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The development at Richmond is creating 542 jobs.

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The development at Richmond will include 128 homes.

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

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.
  • Further information is available on the National Construction Code website or you can send an email enquiry to enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au


  • Commencement

    Estimated for late 2021

  • Completion

    Estimated for early 2024


The North Richmond community has been actively involved in helping shape the Big Housing Build project on Elizabeth Street through a series of workshops, surveys and community forums.

In September and October 2021, we asked the community and key stakeholders for feedback on the early designs for the new homes we're planning.

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.

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For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

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