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As a part of our Big Housing Build, we’re replacing the low-rise housing at South Yarra, Prahran, Hampton East and Port Melbourne. 

At Horace Petty in South Yarra, we are replacing old low-rise housing with modern, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable homes.  

The project will transform these communities into well-connected and welcoming places with quality open spaces. 

The new homes will include a mix of social, affordable and market rental homes, with disability accommodation, in a range of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes to better meet the needs of residents. 

There are no plans to redevelop the high-rise towers at Horace Petty at the current time. 

The supply of more homes will help tackle the growing problem of housing affordability and address the lack of secure, longer-term rentals in the local area. 

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What you need to know 

  • The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Horace Petty estate, South Yarra.
  • Horace Petty (low-rises), South Yarra, Map
  • The housing will be delivered under a ground lease model.
  • City of Stonnington.
  • Create 4500 jobs across all 4 sites.
  • Deliver more than 1400 new homes across all 4 sites.
  • Include a mix of social, affordable and market rental homes.
  • Include disability accessible homes and specialist disability accommodation.
  • All homes will have 5-star green rating and 7 start NaTHERS avg rating.


  • Community consultation – mid-2022


  • Enabling works

    Early- 2023

  • Main works- Construction commencement


  • Completion

    Late- 2025

 Talk to our team at Horace Petty and Essex street about relocations

Our dedicated team are available to provide personalised information and support to residents from Horace Petty and Essex Street who are relocating.

Location: 259 Malvern Road, South Yarra (Prahran Housing Office) 

Our team is available to support you by appointment. 

We are offering options for COVID-safe in-person and online appointments. 

Contact us 

If you have any concerns or questions, or to register for project updates, email enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au 

Translating and interpreting service

For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

Community consultation

We want to hear from the community to help shape the future project plans for the site.   
The project will transform the site into a well-connected and welcoming place with quality open spaces and provide more homes where people need them most.  

Tell us what you want to see as part of the new housing.  Attend a drop-in event, focus group session or complete the online survey.