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Markham Avenue, Ashburton

Project update

Our Markham Avenue, Ashburton project is now complete, delivering new high quality, sustainable and accessible homes for Victorians who need them.

These 178 much needed public and affordable rental homes offer the right mix of housing solutions, giving renters the opportunity to be part of a local community and experience the quality of life that comes with expertly designed neighbourhoods.

Located just 12km from the city centre of Melbourne in the City of Boroondara, these homes sit adjacent to Gardener's Creek, extensive recreation reserves and playgrounds and close to education facilities, employment and transport.

This is just one of hundreds of sites we are currently funding as part of the Big Housing Build.

What you need to know

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Markham Avenue, Ashburton.

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City of Boroondara

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The development at Ashburton includes 111 public housing and 67 affordable housing homes.

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At least 5 per cent of the new public housing 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 accessible.

Key features

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Landscape is a key focus of the redevelopment. Courtyards provide generous building separation and communal open space around the buildings, including the opportunity for deep soil planting.

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In addition to retaining a number of existing trees, we've incorporated a significant number of new native trees into the landscape.

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An accessible pedestrian connection is provided through the site, linking Markham Avenue to Gardiner’s Creek, as part of the ‘street to creek’ design concept.

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The project promotes good design. The Office of the Victorian Government Architect has reviewed the design proposal and provided advice.

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The design is environmentally efficient. That means the homes are more comfortable, as well as less expensive, to heat and cool. They carry a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating.

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We've responded to the changing needs of households in Victoria. The redevelopment includes a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

Homes Victoria affordable

In January 2023, the first affordable rental homes were listed in metropolitan Melbourne.  Homes at Markham Avenue, Ashburton opened for applications in May 2023 and are now tenanted. 

Find out more about Homes Victoria affordable – including current or upcoming listings.


  • Construction commencement

    June 2021

  • Completion

    April 2023

Construction partners

Built Pty Ltd main works contractor

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