The Victorian Government is joining with development partner – AVJennings and community housing association Women’s Housing Limited – to completely rebuild the Brunswick West estate and deliver more social housing to better meet demand.
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About the project

The site is 6km from the CBD in the City of Moreland. It is close to transport, education facilities and employment making it ideal to deliver a new community in the heart of Melbourne.

The homes were built in the 1960s and no longer meet the needs of today’s Victorians. We are working to deliver integrated communities with social, affordable and private housing options to meet a greater range of housing need.

The Victorian Government is joining with development partner – AVJennings and community housing association Women’s Housing Limited – to completely rebuild the Brunswick West estate and deliver more social housing to better meet demand.

The new homes will be modern, accessible, safe, secure and energy efficient with a five-star Green Star rating.

The project will replace 82 ageing public housing homes with 111 social housing homes, eight community housing homes and 79 private homes built to contemporary standards.

The site remains in Director of Housing ownership until the completion of the development and the commencement of property sales. The land component of property sales to the private market will be used to fund the redevelopment.

Community benefits of the new development will include:

  • 111 new social housing homes
  • 79 new private homes
  • 8 community housing homes
  • An architecturally designed outcome that will deliver design excellence
  • Tenure blind design that delivers social and private housing to the same high standard
  • An 18m wide green spine running through the site delivering up to 3,200sqm of open space, community garden and play spaces

Demolition

The renewal of the walk-up public housing at Gronn Place estate is about to take an important step forward, with the first stage of demolition works to begin in late 2019.

Consultative Committee

Community engagement is a key element of public housing redevelopment. The Department of Health and Human Services has established a consultative committee for the renewal of the Gronn Place site. The committee is chaired by Carlo Carli.

The consultative committee brings together key community members and representatives of local organisations to ensure effective communication throughout the estate renewal. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through an active participatory approach with stakeholders and the community.

Members of the committee provide advice and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Members will provide input and effectively communicate back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the estate renewal.

Further information

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