Holland Court, Flemington is located 3 km from the city centre in the City of Moonee Valley and close to transport, education, employment, shopping and support services.
The renewal of Holland Court in Flemington will replace old housing that does not meet the needs of those who live there with well designed, attractive dwellings that improve the local area.
The design of the new site incorporates input from the community and will feature modern sustainable design with improved open space and other features that everyone can enjoy.
City of Moonee Valley.
- Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces, including a gateway park.
- Paths and connections through the site for pedestrians and cyclists.
- The project will promote good design, make the most of open space and will incorporate Office of the Victorian Government Architect involvement and expertise in the development of design proposals for the site.
- The project will incorporate 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, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, responding to the changing needs of Victorian households.
- All new social housing homes will have a minimum Silver level certification from .
- At least 5% 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 very accessible.
- Further information is available on the website.
In 2017, the department undertook a town planning process (known as a planning scheme amendment) for the site to be redeveloped.
This involved community consultation on an indicative design during the planning scheme amendment process.
As part of this process, the Minister for Planning established the independent Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee to review and make recommendations on design parameters for the redevelopment. This included building heights, setbacks and open space.
Under the amendment, the Minister for Planning became the Responsible Authority for the site. As Richard Wynne MP is both Minister for Housing and Minister for Planning, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D'Ambrosio MP, will take responsibility for planning decisions, to prevent any conflict of interest.
Who will be financing, designing, constructing and managing the new housing?
A not for profit project group overseen by Homes Victoria will finance, design, construct, maintain and manage all new housing at the site in agreement with Homes Victoria’s project requirements and specifications.
The project group is made up of:
- (a Registered Housing Agency) as the equity provider and operator
- (National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation) as the debt provider
- as bid lead and financial advisor
- as the builder
- as development and property advisor.
Ground Lease Model
In a first of its kind for social housing in Victoria, this site will be delivered through a Ground Lease Model.
Through a partnerships approach, vacant land will be leased to a not for profit project group that will finance, design, construct, maintain and manage the sites for 40 years, before handing all land and buildings back to Homes Victoria.
Community engagement is an important element of the project. The department has established a Community Committee for the renewal of the Flemington site.
The committee is chaired by – Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Regulatory Reform, Government Services and Creative Industries, and State Member for Essendon. The group is also deputy chaired by – Western Metropolitan Region.
The committee brings together important community members and representatives of local organisations to provide advice on the redevelopment of the site. It enables ongoing and two-way feedback by participating with stakeholders and the community.
Members of the committee provide advice and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Members will provide input and communicate back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the project.
The latest community newsletter has updates on the progress of this important redevelopment project in Flemington:
Reviewed 19 July 2021