Project

Victorian Public Housing Renewal Program

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Victorian Public Housing Renewal Program

Victoria's Public Housing Renewal Program aims to provide at least 1,800 new public housing dwellings, and grow the social housing stock in Victoria by at least 10 per cent. This will involve redeveloping old public housing stock, as well as the construction of new stock.

Work being undertaken as part of the Program includes redevelopment, in full or in part, at the following estates: 

  • Ascot Vale estate
  • New Street, Brighton
  • Gronn Place, Brunswick West
  • Bills Street, Hawthorn
  • Tarakan and Bell Bardia estates, Heidelberg West
  • Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
  • Walker Street, Northcote                       
  • Oakover Road and Railway Place West and Stokes and Penola Streets, Preston Bangs Street, Prahran, and
  • Flemington estate.

Key Dates

2017 Project Announced

PROJECT HISTORY

2018 A series of Development Agreements were awarded for sites in Northcote, North Melbourne, Preston and Brunswick West.
Mar 2019 The Victorian Government announced it would rebuild the North Melbourne, Northcote and Preston estates with development partners MAB Corporation and HousingFirst.
May 2021 The Victorian Government selected the Building Communities consortium to deliver the Ground Lease Model project in Brighton, Flemington and Prahran. The consortium comprises Tetris Capital, Community Housing Limited, the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), Icon Kajima, and Citta Property Group.
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Other |
Location
Victoria |
Resources
Media releases
15/5/2021
Major Contract

Ground Lease Model Project

PROJECT STATUS
Awarded
Ground Lease Model Project

The Ground Lease Model Project is the first package of the will deliver 1,100 new social, affordable and market rental homes. The Victorian Government is using a ground lease model, the first of its kind, to deliver the new dwellings, where the government will lease vacant land to a consortium who will redevelop the sites into integrated communities comprising social, affordable and market rental properties. This package of works will deliver: 

  • 619 new social housing dwellings
  • 126 affordable homes, and
  • 365 market rental homes.

Of the total dwellings, 52 will be Specialist Disability Accommodation. The new housing will replace 445 outdated social dwellings.

The Victorian Government will lease land across three sites to a consortium to build, operate and maintain housing on the sites for 40 years. At the end of this term, the land and housing will be returned to the Victorian Government. 

The sites are located at New Street in Brighton, Holland Court in Flemington and Bangs Street in Prahran.

Key Dates

Aug 2020 RFT Open
Mar 2021 Expected Construction Completion
May 2021 Contract Award
Dec 2024 Expected Construction Commencement

Funding contributions

Victorian Government

The Victorian Government will provide $50 million in funding, to be drawn from its $5.3 billion Big Housing Build. The total contract is valued at $515 million, with NHFIC providing approximately $400 million for the project, made up of loans and grants. About $51 million of this will be drawn from the National Housing Infrastructure Facility to provide critical infrastructure such as roads, water and power, for the sites. This will be the largest transaction for the NHFIC to date.

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Homes Victoria
Successful Tenderer: Building Communities consortium, comprising Community Housing Limited, Tetris Capital, the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation, Icon Kajima and Citta Property Group.

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2021 The Victorian Government confirmed the Building Communities consortium had been selected to finance, design, construct, manage and maintain the new housing.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Social
Procurement approach
Other |
Location
Victoria |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Project website
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