Delivering a vibrant future for local tenants and communities, the site at Gronn Place, Brunswick West is 6km from the CBD in the City of Moreland and close to transport, education facilities and employment, making it an ideal location to develop a new community in the heart of Melbourne.
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About the project

The Victorian Government is joining with development partner AVJennings, and registered housing association Women’s Housing Limited, to redevelop the Brunswick West site to provide social, affordable and private housing outcomes.

The redevelopment site at Gronn Place 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 82 dwellings on the Gronn Place site. The aged dwellings will be replaced by a minimum of 119 new social housing and about 80 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 new development will include:

  • New shared spaces, including a green spine running through site delivering up to 3,200m2 of open space, a community garden and play spaces
  • 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

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.

Consultative Committee

Community engagement is an important element of Public Housing Renewal Program. The department has established a Consultative Committee for the renewal of the Gronn Place site.

The committee, chaired by Carlo Carli, 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

Carlo Carli tells us about himself and his motivations for chairing the Brunswick West Consultative Committee in his biography:

Community newsletters

The latest community newsletter with updates on the progress of this important redevelopment project in Brunswick West:

More information and contact

Project contact: Vittoria Tsam, Principal Project Manager, email: vittoria.tsam@dhhs.vic.gov.au

To register for project updates or send your questions email: housing.renewal@dhhs.vic.gov.au