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About the project
The redevelopment site at Dunlop Avenue will offer increased housing opportunities for more Victorians than ever before with a range of new and improved housing solutions being delivered.
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. The redevelopment will also include private housing, which will help fund the project and create more diverse communities.
When complete, the site will include well designed community spaces and improved facilities, whilst also being close to, education facilities, employment opportunities, support services and shopping precincts.
Benefits of the project include:
- 200 new dwellings which will be modern, accessible, safe, secure and energy efficient, with a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating
- Design that will encourage and maximise sight lines and safety
- Communal open spaces for all future residents to enjoy
- Retention of two high and 3 moderate value trees.
- October 2017: Project announced and face-to-face information sessions with estate tenants
- December 2017: Community consultation on a 4-storey proposal (online survey and drop-in sessions)
- Tuesday 13 March 2018: ‘Q&A Night’ at the Wingate Avenue Community Centre chaired by the Ascot Vale Stage One Action Group
- September – October 2018: Community consultation on a 3-storey proposal (online survey, drop-in day at the estate, existing apartment walk-through)
- June 2019 – January 2020: Planning permit approval process led by City of Moonee Valley. Included statutory notice to neighbours.
- 21 January 2020: Planning permit for 200 dwelling issued by City of Moonee Valley.
- June 2020: Demolition commenced.
- Information gathering – complete
- Preliminary consultation on draft design – complete
- Lodge planning permit with council – complete
- Council formal notice period – complete
- Town planning approval – complete.
A planning permit for 200 dwellings was approved by council on 21 January 2020 (reference no. MV/352/2019). The next phase in the redevelopment of the site will include site establishment City Circle Demolition & Excavation Pty Ltd, which will commence demolition works.
As part of planning permit process, the application was ‘advertised’ for 14 days under the provisions of the Planning and Environment Act, 1987, and Council wrote to adjoining landowners and occupiers.
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 commence on the site. All demolition works are carried out by adhering to the highest environmental standards to protect public health and safety.
Demolition works at the Dunlop Avenue site are being managed by City Circle Group.
Community engagement is an important element of the Public Housing Renewal Program. The department has established a Consultative Committee for the renewal of the Ascot Vale Estate.
The committee, chaired by Danny Pearson MP - State Member for Essendon, brings together key community members and representatives of local organisations to provide advice on the redevelopment of the site. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback through an active participatory approach with stakeholders and the community.
The Consultative Committee will be kept informed as the Dunlop Avenue project progresses. The Consultative Committee will play an important role in shaping the shared vision for the Ascot Vale Estate.
The Ascot Vale Estate Renewal Project update provides an update on the Dunlop Avenue renewal and the Ascot Vale Estate Vision.
- Ascot Vale Estate Renewal Project update, September 2019 (PDF)
- Ascot Vale Estate Renewal Project update, September 2018 (PDF)
- Dunlop Avenue frequently asked questions (PDF)
- Dunlop Avenue frequently asked questions - accessible (Word)
- Dunlop Avenue Ascot Vale factsheet (Word)
More information and contact
To register for project updates, send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Senior, Principal Project Manager
Phone: (03) 9096 5064
Ascot Vale estate residents contact
Mark Corbett, Tenant Engagement and Relocations Officer
Mobile: 0447 842 369
More information for estate residents about relocations is available on the HousingVic website.