The land located at 24 - 42 Dunlop Avenue is part of the Ascot Vale Estate.
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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.

Project timeline

  • Information gathering – complete
  • Preliminary consultation on draft design – complete
  • Lodge planning permit with council – complete
  • Council formal notice period – complete
  • Town planning approval – complete.
Dunlop Avenue Project timeline

Town planning

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

How has the local community contributed to the design of Dunlop Avenue?

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

 

When will demolition of the buildings on Dunlop Avenue occur?

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)

Project updates

The Ascot Vale Estate Renewal Project update provides an update on the Dunlop Avenue renewal and the Ascot Vale Estate Vision.

More information and contact

To register for project updates, send your details to housing.renewal@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Project contact
Jessica Tulloch, Principal Project Manager
Phone: (03) 9096 5898
Email: jessica.tulloch@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Demolition contact
Andrew Fyfe, Senior Project Manager
Mobile: 0438 014 654
Email: andrew.fyfe@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Ascot Vale estate residents contact
Mark Corbett, Tenant Engagement and Relocations Officer
Mobile: 0447 842 369
Email: relocations.west@dhhs.vic.gov.au

More information for estate residents about relocations is available on the HousingVic website.