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New Street, Brighton

About the project

The renewal of New Street, Brighton will replace old housing that does not meet the needs of those who live there with modern, well designed, and energy efficient dwellings that improve the local area.  

The project will deliver 299 new homes, including a mix of social and private rental homes.   

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

Key features

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Located 10 km from the city center in the City of Bayside, close to schools, transport, employment opportunities, shopping and Port Phillip Bay. View the map.

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A mix of social and market rental homes, including a range of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom dwellings.

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At least 5% of the new social housing will be designed to be accessible for Victorians with disabilities. This includes external features such as drop-off areas, paths, lifts and car parking, and internal features like kitchens, bathrooms and storage.

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New homes at the site will be more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool with a 5-star Green Star rating, and 7-star NatHERS average rating.

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Quality paths and connections through the site for pedestrians and cyclists. 

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Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces, including an approximately 2,000 sqm open space area in the centre of the site.

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Good design that makes the most of open space and incorporates feedback from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

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A minimum Silver level certification from Livable Housing Australia.

What will the new homes look like?

Landscape design

New Street, Brighton — Artist Impression — Proposed Landscape Design

How will the new homes be built?

In a first of its kind for social housing in Victoria, this site will be delivered through a Ground Lease Model.  Through a partnerships approach, vacant land will be leased to a not-for-profit project consortium that will finance, design, construct, maintain and manage the sites for 40 years, before handing the management of homes back to Homes Victoria.

Read more about the Ground Lease Model

Our partners for New Street, Brighton

Not-for-profit project company, Building Communities, has been appointed as the project partner for the new housing being delivered at New Street, Brighton.     

Social enterprise partnerships

We are committed to delivering opportunities for people to access jobs and build skills while we build the new homes and through the Ground Lease Model and in partnership with Building Communities, several initiatives have already been realised. 

Community consultation  

We have completed four phases of community consultation for the New Street, Brighton redevelopment since 2016.   

This feedback has shaped the long-term vision of the New Street, Brighton site, and the planning and designs for the individual buildings of the new homes.  

You can read about the engagement activities and how feedback was taken onboard outcomes on Engage Victoria

Community Committee  

The department established a Community Committee for the renewal of the New Street, Brighton site in 2017.  

The committee enables ongoing and two-way feedback by bringing together community members and representatives of local organizations to provide advice and share relevant local context.  

The committee is not currently taking on new members.

Project timeline

  • Phase 1 community consultation

    Late 2016

  • Phase 2 community consultation

    Early 2017

  • Phase 3 community consultation

    Late 2017

  • Building communities appointed as project partner

    Mid 2021

  • Phase 4 community consultation

    August 2021

  • Project granted consent by DELWP

    December 2021

  • Construction commencement

    Early 2022

  • Completion

    Estimated 2024

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(03) 9389 3619
For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

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