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There is a growing need for social and affordable housing for people living in the Geelong area.

As a part of our Big Housing Build, we’re replacing old housing along Ormond Road, between Ensby and Tate Street, with modern, energy-efficient, and environmentally sustainable homes.

Located near Geelong City Centre, the project will better meet the needs of residents, with easy access to schools, medical services, employment, transport and other amenities.

Fast facts

  • The Victorian Government is investing $21.6 million into the redevelopment.
  • 50+ new homes will be delivered, including a mix of social and affordable homes.
  • The project will create 194 local jobs.
  • Construction will commence in 2022.
  • Construction will be completed in 2024.

Project phases

  • Ministerial announcement


  • Design


  • Community consultation


  • Planning application


  • Delivery

    Late 2022 — early works estimated

Questions and answers

The project is expected to start in late 2022 and be completed in 2024.

Homes Victoria will be in touch with all residents in early 2022 to discuss the plans for Ormond Road in more detail, including how it may affect you and the support available.

Planning is underway for the development of the site. There will be further details provided to residents in 2022.

Existing tenants will have first rights to move into the new housing based on their existing public housing terms and conditions.

Homes Victoria will work with local businesses to mitigate any construction impacts and will actively promote shopping locally to support the local business community. There will be further details provided to local businesses in early 2022.

We will provide more details about the plans in 2022.

Contact information

If you have any questions about planned works, you can email us at enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au or call the project hotline on 1800 497 087.

Register for project updates online or send your questions to: enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au or talk to your local Housing Office.

The Victorian Public Tenants Association (VPTA) plays an important role in supporting tenants.

Phone: 1800 015 510 Email: enquiries@vpta.org.au Visit: vpta.org.au

Need an accessible or translated version of this information?

If you would like to receive this information in an accessible or translated format, please call 131 450 or email enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au