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High-rise redevelopment community engagement

Developing principles with our renters

Strong and diverse communities are the heart of our high-rise public housing. We are developing community principles with our renters over the coming months.

The community principles will outline how Homes Victoria works with community from early planning right through to construction and the return to new homes.

The principles will be a developed with renters and the community, to ensure they cover what is important to the community, including how they want to be engaged with us.    

What are community principles?  

Our community principles are what guide our decision-making throughout the project when it comes to matters such as relocation and maintaining connection, how we connect with renters, and how we work with you to shape the future of each precinct. They are a foundational part of the project and must be shaped together.

Our values

Our principles are based on seven values, all of equal importance and used to guide the project:

  • Respect
  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency
  • Diversity
  • Connection to culture
  • Meaningful
  • Self-determination for First Nations peoples


  • Late 2023: Conversations with key community and project stakeholders to make sure we have the right approach
  • Late 2023: Workshops with renter voice and action groups across high-rise sites.
  • April 2024: We'll be engaging with renters through Engage Victoria, drop in sessions, and community and renter workshops.
  • Mid 2024: The preliminary Community Values and Principles will be released. Preliminary principles are subject to review after the first 12 months

Your voice, your say  

There are many ways to be involved in the conversation:

Workshops with existing voice and action groups

  • Workshops with existing action and voice groups took place in December. We are now collating valuable feedback and ideas to help shape the Community Values and Principles. 

Workshops and events in April 2024

We will be engaging with the wider renter community through workshops, drop ins, and an online survey in April. More information will be provided in early April. If you have any questions, contact us by: