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The Dunlop Avenue site is being redeveloped as part of the renewal of the Ascot Vale Estate. The outcomes at Dunlop Avenue will demonstrate good design and grow conﬁdence in the delivery of social housing for returning tenants and the Ascot Vale Estate community.
The existing walk-up buildings will be demolished and replaced by 88 new public housing homes, 11 homes for ﬁrst home buyers and 101 market-rate homes. The new homes will be modern and accessible, safe, secure and energy efﬁcient, and built to meet the needs of tenants today and into the future.
A planning permit for 200 dwellings was approved by Moonee Valley City Council on 21 January 2020.
The buildings are now vacant, with demolition works to now commence.
For more information about the renewal, see Ascot Vale Estate.
- 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.
Frequently asked questions
The first phase of engagement was delivered between October 2017 and March 2018 the local community expressed a number of concerns regarding the proposed development. These concerns have been considered and a number of changes have been made to the final design. The table below summarises these concerns and how they have been responded to.
|Design feature||Initial plan||Community concerns||Revised plan||Summary of changes based on engagement|
|Number of dwellings||240 dwellings||Concerns about density||200 dwellings||40 fewer dwellings|
|Building height||Four storey buildings||Concerns about height and overlooking||Three storey buildings||Building height has been reduced by one storey to current building height levels.
There are fewer buildings that overlook Francis Street properties (24% of all dwellings).
|Vehicle access to the site||Access into the site through laneway to the north||Concerns about access into the estate via the laneway to the north of the site||Three access points: two through Dunlop Avenue, one through Rothwell Street||Changed the access points into the site so that the rear laneway is not used|
|Car parking||Car-parking locations associated to having four buildings||Concerns about loss of mature trees||Location of basements have been chosen so that root systems of mature trees unimpacted||Impacts to mature trees have been minimised.
15 trees of high and moderate value will be retained.
|Building layout||Layout and size of four buildings||Concerns about loss of mature trees||Building layout has been designed to protect a number of significant mature trees onsite.||36 moderate value trees will be replaced with 217 new trees.|
|Setback||Planning scheme requires a setback of nine metres||Concerns about overlooking||Ten metre setbacks||One metre more setback than planning scheme requirement|
Demolition is due to commence in 2020. The demolition works will be undertaken continuously with the demolition contractor methodically working their way across the whole site.
Neighbours will be notified before demolition works commence on the site.
For more information, see the Dunlop Avenue Ascot Vale demolition factsheet (Word)
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)
More information and contact
To register for project updates, send your details to email@example.com
Jessica Tulloch, Principal Project Manager
Phone: (03) 9096 5898
Andrew Fyfe, Senior Project Manager
Mobile: 0438 014 654
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.