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Project update

We’ll deliver new housing at the Collingwood housing site and create a well-connected and welcoming place to suit the needs of the community

We’ll deliver new housing at the Collingwood housing site and create a well-connected and welcoming place with great open spaces, a mix of social and affordable homes in a range of sizes to suit the needs of the community.

  • More than 150 new homes across the housing site
  • Proposal for 2 new buildings of 8 storeys in height
  • A mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes that are more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable homes
  • Parking for both existing and new residents
  • Improvements to the existing 8,000m2 of open space
  • Preserving the healthy and well-established native trees
  • Maximising sunshine to open space, with placement to the north west of the site
  • Providing improved sporting and recreation spaces
  • No relocations required for current residents or demolition of existing buildings

We’ll work with Traditional Owners to reflect Aboriginal custodianship and caring for country.

Fieldwork Projects have recently been appointed principal design consultants. Work is expected to start in 2022 and be completed in 2024.

What you need to know

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The project will be located on Homes Victoria land on Wellington Street, Collingwood.

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City of Yarra

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The Victorian Government is investing $70 million in the development at Collingwood.

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The development at Collingwood is creating 815 jobs.

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The development at Collingwood will include 140-150 homes.

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

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Timeline

  • Commencement

    Estimated mid-2022

  • Completion

    Estimated 2024

Community

The Collingwood community has been actively involved in helping shape the Big Housing Build project on Wellington Street through a series of focus groups, workshops, surveys, and community forums.

In August 2021, we asked the community, local businesses, young people and key stakeholders for feedback on the early designs for the new homes we are planning.

We asked for further community feedback to put the final touches on the design and planning documents in September and October 2021.

Visit Engage Victoria to read more about the community consultation process and what we heard.

Design principles

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The project will promote good design, make the most of open space and will incorporate Office of the Victorian Government Architect involvement and expertise in the development of design proposals for the site.

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Environmentally efficient design, meaning the homes will be more comfortable as well as less expensive to heat and cool carrying a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating.

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The project will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings, responding to the changing needs of households in Victoria.

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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:

Contact us

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