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South Yarra - social and affordable housing

We're planning for what the future of social and affordable housing in South Yarra might look like.

We are looking at how we can build more homes for more Victorians on the South Yarra housing site. We will work with existing tenants, neighbouring residents and businesses to determine the best way to do this.

The South Yarra project is proposed to build 330 homes adjacent to existing public housing

Hayball have recently been appointed principal design consultants. Work is expected to start in 2022.


City of Stonnington.

Design principles

  • 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.
  • 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 project will include a range of dwellings including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings, responding to the changing needs of households in Victoria.
  • All new homes built by Homes Victoria as part of the Big Housing Build will have a minimum Silver rating from Livable Housing Australia(opens in a new window).
  • 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 very accessible.
  • Further information is available on the National Construction Code(opens in a new window) website.


  • Commencement

    Estimated 2022.

Contact us

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