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
Engagement so far
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.
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.
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.
We’ll consider your feedback as we refine the final designs. The final designs will be part of the planning application submitted to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Following the outcomes of the planning approval process, we’ll start construction in late 2021.
Landscape plan (north)
Landscape plan (south)
Heights and setbacks
Movement and access
The north site car park will have 131 car spaces.
The south site car park will have 88 car spaces.