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New Street, Brighton is located 10km from the city centre in the City of Bayside, close to schools, transport, employment opportunities, shopping and Port Phillip Bay.

The renewal of New Street, Brighton will replace old housing with well designed, attractive homes that will 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.

Location

City of Bayside.

Have your say

Do you live or work near the New Street, Brighton housing redevelopment site? 

Visit Engage Victoria to learn more about the project and have your say. 

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Key features

  • Safe and publicly accessible open and green spaces are a key feature of the redevelopment, including an open space area in the centre of the site, approximately 2,000 sqm.
  • Clear visual and movement linkages between the public domain such as streets, footpaths, bicycle paths, and public open spaces.
  • 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 site will be required to achieve a 50:50 split of social to market rental housing.
  • The redevelopment will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes, responding to the changing needs of Victorian households.
  • All new social housing homes will have a minimum Silver level certification from Livable Housing Australia.
  • 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 National Construction Code website.

Town planning

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.

You can view the details of the amendment, the Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee report and other relevant documents on the Victorian Government planning website.

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 dwellings and tenancies at the site in agreement with Homes Victoria’s project requirements and specifications.

The project group is made up of:

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.

Find out more about the Ground Lease Model.

Community Committee

Community engagement is an important element of this project. The department has established a Community Committee for the renewal of the Brighton site.

The committee is chaired by Ms Nina Taylor MP – State Member for Southern Metropolitan.

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 through participation with the community and the stakeholders.

Members of the committee provide input and feedback on redevelopment plans and identify local issues and matters of concern as they arise. Members will communicate the progress of the redevelopment back to their communities to support the successful delivery of the project.

Community updates

The latest community newsletter has updates on the progress of this important redevelopment project in Brighton:

Contact us

Email to register for project updates or send your questions to enquiries@homes.vic.gov.au

Translation service

For languages other than English, please call 131 450.

Reviewed 01 July 2021

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