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About the project
The redevelopment site at New Street will offer increased housing opportunities for more Victorians than ever before, with a range of new and improved housing dwellings.
The buildings on the site, known as 'walk-ups', were built in the 1960s and are no longer suitable for the current needs of Victoria’s social housing tenants and families.
Currently there are 127 dwellings on the New Street site. The aged dwellings will be replaced by a minimum of 140 new social housing and about 140 private housing dwellings. The private housing component of the redevelopment will help fund the project to establish and grow diverse communities.
The new homes will be modern and accessible, designed to be safer, more secure, more comfortable and economical, and built to meet the needs of tenants today and into the future.
Benefits of the project include:
- An open space area in the centre of the site, approximately 2,000sqm in size
- A community garden
- A publicly accessible, shared pedestrian and bicycle path providing connections through the site
- Spilt between social and private outcomes to be delivered a 50:50 ratio
- 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating
- As many trees as possible to be retained on the site and where removal is necessary, significant trees will be replaced on a 2-for-1 ratio
- Design that will encourage and maximise sight lines and safety.
Town planning and engagement
You can view the details of the amendment, the Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee report and other relevant documents on the Victorian Government planning website.
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 the department, with measures in place to ensure all works are carried out to the highest safety standards.
Contractors will work across the site methodically, ensuring all works cause the least possible disturbance to neighbouring residents and local businesses.
The department will notify renewal site tenants, local residents and businesses as works commence on the site. All demolition works are carried out by adhering to the highest environmental standards to protect public health and safety.
Community engagement is an important element of Public Housing Renewal Program. The department has established a Consultative Committee for the renewal of the Brighton site.
The committee is chaired by Ms Nina Taylor MP – State Member for Southern Metropolitan.
The committee brings together important community members and representatives of local organisations to provide advice on the redevelopment of the site. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through participation with community and the stakeholders.
Members of the committee provide input and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Members will communicate the progress of the redevelopment back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the project.
Meet the Chair
Ms Nina Taylor MP tells us about herself and her motivations for chairing the Brighton Consultative Committee in her biography:
The latest community newsletter has updates on the progress of this important redevelopment project in Brighton:
- Brighton New Street community newsletter – May 2020 (PDF)
- Brighton New Street community newsletter – May 2020 – accessible (Word)
More information and Contact
Project contact : Katrina Preski, Principal Project Manager, email: email@example.com
Email to register for project updates or send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org