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.
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 299 new homes at Brighton and includes:
- a 19% increase in social housing on the site
- market rental and specialist disability housing
- reduced proposed building heights
- 2000m² central open space centred around the existing trees
- community garden plots and facilities
- community pavilion and café
- a shared pedestrian spine connecting New St/Rusden St and Brickwood St
- solar panels,
Engagement so far
We've consulted the community, key stakeholders and local council through 3 phases of this project.
In April 2017, we started the conversation with the community, key stakeholders and council.
We identified areas for improvement on the site and homes, and the values and aspirations of the residents for their community.
Over 70 people, including residents of the New Street site and stakeholders provided us with input and ideas.
We used community feedback to develop draft sketch plans for the redevelopment to form the basis of the phase two consultation.
In June 2017, we went out to the community again.
We used the draft sketch plan to ask for feedback on indicative building heights, massing and layouts as well as the location of open spaces.
A total of 120 people participated in the consultation including estate residents, neighbouring residents, local business owners and service providers.
Feedback received resulted in design changes that minimised the impact of the build by reducing heights and overshadowing and providing increased open space and a high level of amenity.
We used your feedback on the draft sketch plans to propose a design framework that was referred to the independent Social Housing Renewal Standing Advisory Committee for advice on the future planning controls in September 2017.
We exhibited the design framework, development plan overlay, and other supporting technical reports for public consultation from September to December 2017.
The Advisory Committee held a number of public hearings to consider views of all stakeholders. The public notification resulted in 126 submissions 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 Bayside Planning Scheme in March 2018.
Have your say
We have developed a design solution in accordance with the design parameters and controls set out in the Development Plan Overlay and Bayside Planning Scheme. The design proposal has been developed in consultation with the Office of the Victorian Government Architect, to achieve a high quality design response. You can explore the design below.
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)
Development plan overlay
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