The redevelopment site at Bills Street in Hawthorn will offer increased housing opportunities for more Victorians than ever before, with a range of housing solutions being delivered.

We have updated the development plans based on previous community feedback.


City of Boroondara.

Key features

  • Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces are a key feature of the redevelopment. 
  • The project promotes good design and incorporates Office of the Victorian Government Architect involvement and expertise in the development of the design proposal for the site.
  • Environmentally efficient design, meaning the homes will be more comfortable as well as less expensive to heat and cool carrying a 5-star Green Star rating and a 7-star NatHERS average rating.
  • The redevelopment will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings, responding to the changing needs of households in Victoria.
  • At least 5 per cent of the new social housing homes will be easy to access for Victorians with disabilities. This includes drop-off areas, paths, lifts and car parking. Inside the home, kitchens, bathrooms and storage will also be accessible.

Further information is available on the National Construction Code website.


Have your say

We asked for community feedback in March and April 2021 to learn more about opportunities to improve and create integrated connections and welcoming public spaces in the redevelopment.

Our online survey was open from 15 March to 16 April 2021. We also conducted 5 online community sessions during this period. Thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback.

We're now analysing your feedback and will use it to refine the development plan. The final development plan will be part of the planning application submitted to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

We'll share how feedback has influenced the final development plans in our engagement report in May 2021. 

Visit Engage Victoria to view our designs and learn more about what’s proposed.

Community reference group

The Community Reference Group (CRG) represents the local community’s interests in this project. The CRG is chaired by Mr John Kennedy MP – State Member for Hawthorn.

The group offers a local perspective and knowledge and encourages discussions with residents, businesses and interested groups. CRG members help to make sure the local community learns more about the project. While the group has no formal decision-making capacity, local knowledge contributes to better locally informed choices.

Members will:

  • provide advice on community concerns
  • ensure a diverse range of community perspectives are considered
  • share project updates with the local community

Expression of interest

We are looking for new members to represent the local community’s interests in our CRG.

If you're interested, you can request an expression of interest form by sending an email to

Construction partners

Yet to be appointed.

Contact us

Email to register for project updates or send your questions to

Translation service

For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

Reviewed 01 June 2021

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