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Project update

The design of the new site incorporates input from the community and will feature modern sustainable design with improved open space and other features that everyone can enjoy.

Tarakan Street is located 10km from the city centre of Melbourne in the City of Banyule.

The renewal of Tarakan Street in Heidelberg West will replace old housing that does not meet the needs of those who live there with well designed, attractive homes that improve the local area. 

The design of the new site incorporates input from the community and will feature modern sustainable design with improved open space and other features that everyone can enjoy.

The design proposes a combination of townhouses and apartments throughout the buildings.

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What you need to know

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The project is located on Homes Victoria land at Tarakan Street, West Heidelberg.

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City of Banyule

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The Victorian Government is investing $63.07 million in the development.

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The development at West Heidelberg is creating 669 jobs.

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The development at West Heidelberg will include 130 homes.

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The development will include 5% of Disability Discrimination Act fully accessible homes.

Timeline

  • Construction commencement

    Second half of 2021

  • Construction complete

    Estimated for 2023

 

 

Key features

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Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces, retaining as many existing trees as possible, are a key feature of the redevelopment. This will demonstrate clear visual and movement linkages between the public domain such as streets, footpaths, bicycle paths, and public open spaces.

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Connections to the nearby St Pius Parish and primary school open space and community garden.

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The project promotes good design. The Office of the Victorian Government Architect will review the design proposal and provide advice.

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We're responding to the changing needs of households in Victoria. The redevelopment will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

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

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All new homes built by Homes Victoria as part of the Big Housing Build will have a minimum Silver rating from Livable Housing Australia.

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At least 5 per cent of the new social housing homes 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 very accessible.

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Further information is available on the National Construction Code website.

Have your say

We’ll facilitate the conversation with you during construction through our question and answer tool on Engage Victoria. There will also be consultation opportunities along the way.

Download the draft master plan

Through the planning scheme amendment process the community has shared valuable feedback on how the design of the sites should provide open space, increased accessibility and safety and sustainable design features.

The community feedback has been incorporated into the draft master plan for each site and is underpinned by the department’s principles to master plan development which includes:

  • Providing strong connections through sites
  • Retaining trees where possible
  • Maximising building heights adjacent to Bell Street and Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Creating a residential scale along local streets

View the draft master plan for further details:

Construction partners

BESIX Watpac main works contractor

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enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au

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For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

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