Overview

The renewal of Holland Court and Victoria Street, Flemington 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.

There have been a number of improvements to the design in response to feedback from the community, council and other stakeholders.

The revised design will deliver 366 new homes at Flemington. Stage 1 of the project provides:

  • a 21% increase in social housing on the site
  • affordable housing rental options and specialist disability accommodation
  • a gateway park, children’s play area and pocket park
  • community room and on-site office for the housing manager
  • solar panels, 5 Star Green Star and 7 Star average NatHERS rating

Have your say

We have developed a design solution for Stage 1, comprising the two western sites fronting Victoria Street and Holland Court. The design proposal is in accordance with the Concept Plan and other detailed requirements within the Development Plan Overlay. The design proposal has been developed in consultation with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, to achieve a high quality design response.

In July 2021, we asked for community feedback to put the final touches on the design. While many of the fundamental matters have already been settled, like the heights of the buildings, we asked for feedback on the design elements that could still be influenced.

Our online survey was open from 1 July until midnight on 22 July 2021. We also conducted 2 online community sessions during this period. Thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback.

Read how community feedback and key insights have been used to inform the planning permit application and designs in our consultation report.

Early engagement

We've consulted the community, key stakeholders and local council through 3 earlier phases of this project.

We began our conversation with residents of the Flemington site about future changes in October 2016.

Over 150 people, including residents of the Flemington site, community leaders, local business owners and service providers gave us input and ideas.

We used that feedback to develop draft sketch plans for the redevelopment that:

  • improve safety and security through the site
  • build on the existing strong sense of community
  • support a close proximity of facilities and services
  • include careful and thoughtful planning process
  • maximise open space for the community

In early 2017, we used the draft sketch plan to ask for your feedback on indicative building heights, massing and layouts as well as the location of open spaces.

Over 150 people participated in the consultation including residents of the Flemington site, community leaders, local business owners and service providers.

We used your feedback on the draft sketch plans to propose a design framework. This framework was referred to the independent Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee for advice on the future planning controls.

In the second half of 2017, we exhibited the design framework, development plan overlay, and other supporting technical reports for public consultation.

The Advisory Committee held a number of public hearings to consider views of all stakeholders. Over 193 submissions were received and considered by the Advisory Committee.

During this process the proposed design framework and planning controls were revised on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee in response to stakeholder feedback.

The Minister for Planning considered the recommendations of the Advisory Committee and approved the implementation of the Development Plan Overlay and new planning controls into the Moonee Valley Planning Scheme in March 2018.

Community committee

We established a community committee chaired by Danny Pearson MP to seek ongoing advice and feedback from the community on the development plans and identify local issues and matters.

Next steps

A stage one development plan and planning permit application has been lodged with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Following the outcomes of the planning approval process, we’ll start construction in early 2022.

Proposed design

Artist impressions

Site plan

Elevation designs

Landscape plan (north)

Map showing the new development north of Hill Street and west of New Holland Crescent

Landscape plan (south)

Map showing the new development south of Hill Street, east of Victoria Street and west of New Holland Crescent.

Shadow diagrams

Heights and setbacks

Movement and access

Parking

The north site car park will have 131 car spaces.

The south site car park will have 88 car spaces.

Green spaces

Map showing the new development in Flemington. It shows 7 breaks in the Victoria Streetscape and 4 green spaces in New Holland Crescent as well as the Hill Street sightline..

Technical report summary