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
A Registration of Capability for the Public Housing Renewal Program, the renewal of Flemington estate and the Stokes Penola estate in Preston is now open and will close at 2.00pm on 22 June 2017. Information about the Registration of Capability is available on the Tenders Victoria website. The creation of an account and login is required to access the material.
Industry briefing details
Date: 1 June 2017
Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: Level 27, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Email Registration of Capability by 5.00pm on Monday 29 May 2017
Information for residents
For information about the progress of this program see the Flemington renewal program page on the Human services 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 aim is for projects in the initiative’s first stage to commence in 2017-18.
For more information about the EOI process and for associated documentation visit the Social Housing Pipeline page on the Funded Agency Channel.