Older, rundown housing on the Walker Street site will be replaced with new, modern, low maintenance homes.
The site on Walker Street has older, rundown buildings that cost a lot to maintain.
The project will build new, modern buildings and increase the number of social housing properties on the site by at least 10 per cent. The site will include private housing, which will help fund the project.
The renewed site will have:
- More social housing
- A mix of social and private housing
- New accessible homes that suit older residents, people with disabilities, and families
- A range of housing sizes
- Better landscaping, outdoor facilities and community spaces.
Read the November 2017 Public housing renewal program update for residents (.docx).
The new homes
The new homes will be:
- Built to modern standards
- Accessible for all
- Sustainable homes that are cheaper to cool, heat and maintain
- Better suited to the ongoing needs of Victorians.
Will I have to move?
Residents living on the site will be asked to move while the work happens. This shouldn’t start until late 2017.
You can choose to:
- Return to the site
- Move permanently.
We will pay your moving and utility connection costs.
For more information, read Public housing renewal program relocation - Questions and answers (.docx)
The planning proposal has been referred to the Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee. This committee gives independent advice on planning proposals to the Minister for Planning.
Submissions to the committee closed on 30 August.
Learn more about the process on Planning Victoria's Walker Street Estate, Northcote page.