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Project update

Homes Victoria is joining with development partner AVJennings, and registered housing association Women’s Housing Limited, to redevelop the Brunswick West site.

Harvest Square (previously called Gronn Place) Brunswick West is located 6km from the city centre of Melbourne in the City of Moreland. The site is close to education facilities, employment and transport.

Homes Victoria is joining with development partner AVJennings, and registered housing association Women’s Housing Limited, to redevelop the Brunswick West site.

What you need to know

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Harvest Square, Brunswick West.

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City of Moreland

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The Victorian Government is investing $86.05 million into the redevelopment in Brunswick West.

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The development at Brunswick West is creating 770 jobs.

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The development at Brunswick West will include 111 social housing homes, 8 community housing homes and 79 market homes.

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

Artist impression

Artist impression of Harvest Square - Brunswick West project
Artist impression of Harvest Square, Brunswick West

Key features

  • New safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces, including a green spine running through site delivering up to 3,200 square metres of open space.
  • Clear visual and movement linkages between the public domain such as streets, footpaths, bicycle paths, and public open spaces.
  • The project will promote good design and will incorporate Office of the Victorian Government Architect involvement and expertise in the development of design proposals for the site.
  • Tenure blind design that delivers social and private housing to the same high standard.
  • 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 dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, responding to the changing needs of Victorian households.
  • All new homes built by Homes Victoria as part of the Big Housing Build will have a Gold Level 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.

Consultative Committee

Community engagement is an important element of this project. The department has established a Consultative Committee for the renewal of the Harvest Square site.

The committee, chaired by Carlo Carli, brings together important community members and representatives of local organisations to provide advice on the redevelopment of the site. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through participation with community and the stakeholders.

Members of the committee provide input and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Members will communicate the progress of the redevelopment back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the project.

Benefits

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Modern environmental and accessibility standards that deliver the homes our renters deserve.

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A mixture of social and market homes creating diverse, inclusive, and active communities.

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New community assets including communal areas and open spaces.

Contact us

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enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au

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For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

Latest news

The latest community newsletter with updates on the progress of this important redevelopment project in Brunswick West: