Delivering a vibrant future for tenants and communities, the Bills Street site is 6km from the CBD in the City of Boroondara.
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About the project

The redevelopment site at Bills Street will offer increased housing opportunities for more Victorians than ever before, with a range of new and improved housing. The site is close to parks, schools, employment and shopping areas.

The current homes were built in the 1950s and no longer suit the needs of many residents. The dwellings will be replaced by new social housing outcomes. These homes will be modern and accessible, safe, secure, energy efficient, and built to meet the needs of tenants today and into the future.

Project history

April 2017 to September 2018: Community and stakeholder engagement to inform designs.

September 2018 to October 2018: Site walk event, online engagement and community briefing.

2019: Refined concept plan based on community and stakeholder consultation.

June 2020: All dwellings have been demolished. The site will remain fenced off to ensure community safety. No pedestrian access to the site will be permitted during this period. 

Town planning

A masterplan for the site that responds to comments received during previous community engagement will be shared to the community for feedback prior to town planning submission.

Demolition

Demolition works are being undertaken in collaboration with contracted demolition specialists. 

The health, safety and wellbeing of surrounding residents and site contractors is a high priority for our contractors and the department, with measures in place to ensure all works are carried out to the highest safety standards.

Additionally, contractors will work across the site methodically, ensuring all works are conducted to cause the least possible disturbance to neighbouring residents and local businesses.

The department will notify renewal site tenants, local residents and business as works progress on the site. All demolition works have been carried out by adhering to the highest environmental standards to protect public health and safety.

Consultative Committee

In September 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services established the Bills Street Consultative Committee.

The committee, chaired by Mr John Kennedy MP – State Member for Hawthorn, brings together key community members and representatives of local organisations to provide advice on the redevelopment of the site. The committee encourages residents and groups to have their say on the future of the site.

Members will represent their communities, providing feedback to support the successful delivery of the estate renewal. Members are bound by the Bills Street Hawthorn Consultative Committee Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.

Project updates

Contact

Email to register for project updates or send your questions to housing.renewal@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Project contact

Leonora Contaxis, Senior Project Manager 
9096 9095
Leonora.contaxis@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Demolition contact

Jason Stewart, Manager Communications and Community Engagement
0405 597 664
jason.stewart@dhhs.vic.gov.au