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New Street, Brighton

Project update

The New Street housing development is now complete, providing high quality social and market rental homes for the Brighton community.

The builder ICON finished construction in early 2024 and residents are  settling into their new homes, including residents who lived at New Street prior to its redevelopment that we are thrilled to welcome back.

Homes Victoria will continue to own the land at New Street, Brighton, but the site will be managed for the next 40-years by community housing provider, Community Housing Limited (CHL). CHL has an office at the site and will deliver tenancy management services, community building programs, on-site maintenance and more. This will ensure New Street residents feel part of a strong, connected community for many years to come.

If you’re in the neighbourhood, keep a look out for regular news updates from CHL about what’s happening at the site.

About the project

The New Street housing site was redeveloped to replace older style housing with 291 new homes that are bright, modern and energy efficient.

There are also  new quality outdoor spaces with gardens, a community pavilion and pedestrian and cycling pathways to complement the local area.

The new 1, 2 and 3-bedroom homes are a mix of 151 social and 140 market rental homes, bringing a 19% uplift in social housing at the site.

Delivered through a first-of-its kind Ground Lease Model, Homes Victoria has leased the land to not-for-profit project partner Building Communities which includes CHL, to manage and maintain the site for the next 40 years, enabling all land to remain in public ownership.

Projects like this are helping to tackle housing affordability by delivering more secure rental housing options in the local area.

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Key features

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 The redevelopment will deliver 291 new homes, comprising 151 social and 140 market rentals, with a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms.

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New Street, Brighton is located just 10km from Melbourne’s CBD in the City of Bayside, ideally positioned near schools, transport, jobs, community services, shopping precincts and Brighton Beach.

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The new homes are more comfortable, and less expensive to heat and cool with a 5-star Green Star energy rating, and 7-star NatHERS average rating.

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The redeveloped site includes approximately 2000sqm of open space, a community pavilion, community gardens and a space for a new cafe.

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At least 5% of new homes at the site will be fully accessible to people with a disability.

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The New Street Brighton redevelopment project, along with projects at Bangs Street, Prahran and Victoria Street in Flemington created 2,458 local jobs plus training and skills opportunities for people in Victoria

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The redevelopment includes better pedestrian and bike connections through the site, and to the surrounding neighbourhood.

Frequently Asked Questions

Project timeline

  • Early works completed

    October 2021

  • Construction works commenced

    February 2022

  • Project completed

    Early 2024

  • Residents move into their new homes

    Early 2024

Key documents

Contact us

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For general enquiries about this project please contact the team at Community Housing Limited (CHL) on
1300 245 468 or email brighton@chl.org.au