The $120 million Social Housing Pipeline program will deliver increased social housing through development, rapid purchasing and renewal.

The program will be managed by the Director of Housing and is expected to deliver a significant increase in social housing dwellings over the next four years.

The temporary relocation of any existing tenants that may result from these redevelopments will be supported by $16 million provided by the Victorian government for short-term housing.

Projects funded through this program include:

  • $60 million to increase the number of social housing properties on vacant or under-used land owned by the Director of Housing. The first 52 vacant parcels of land have been identified to enable almost 100 homes
  • $30 million to kick off the first stage of the renewal of the Flemington public housing estate, one of Melbourne’s oldest – with a focus on replacing the estate’s 22 ageing low-rise buildings
  • $23 million to increase the supply of short and long term housing for homeless people, initially expected to purchase 60 homes and lease up to 70 properties
  • $5 million for the purchase and upgrade of the City Gate Apartments in St Kilda

Flemington renewal program

$30 million is being invested to kick-start the renewal of the rundown and poor standard walk-up buildings on the Flemington estate in a staged plan to boost affordable social housing, as well as introduce private housing on the site.

Information for partners

Information about the Registration of Capability (the renewal of Flemington estate and the Stokes Penola estate in Preston) is available on the Tenders Victoria website. The creation of an account and login is required to access the material.

Information for residents

For information about the progress of this program see the Public Housing Renewal Program on the HousingVic website.

Social Housing Pipeline (under-used and vacant land)

The  $60 million Social Housing Pipeline will help deliver new social and private housing on vacant state-owned land across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The pilot stage of the three-year initiative will take in 50-plus sites across 13 suburbs in western Melbourne and Geelong, to be followed by rollout in other parts of the state.  

The Victorian Government is looking to engage with a range of partners to deliver this project including private developers, the community housing sector and local government.

Information for partners

Expression of Interest applications for the pilot stage of the initiative  have closed. The first stage to commenced in 2017-18.

For more information visit the Funded Agency Channel website.