Renewal of public housing estates

The Victorian Government is committed to better meeting the housing needs of Victorians.

As part of the Homes for Victorians strategy, the government has committed a $2.6 billion program of investment into social housing and to reduce homelessness. The creation of safe, accessible, affordable and suitable housing so that all Victorians feel supported by and part of the community is a key priority of the Victorian Government

The Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) is planning to redevelop ageing public housing estates into vibrant, better-connected, mixed-tenure neighbourhoods where people can live in housing that is safe and secure, and meets modern standards as part of its Public Housing Renewal Program.

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Further questions about this process please get in touch via the contact details below.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
☎ Phone: (03) 8683 0943
✉ Email: sh.renewal@delwp.vic.gov.au

Panel or Committee

The Minister for Planning has appointed a Standing Advisory Committee to provide advice on the suitability of planning proposals to facilitate the renewal and redevelopment of existing public housing estates to increase the supply of social housing.

Terms of reference

Read the terms of reference (PDF, 1.6 MB).

Committee members

  • Kathy Mitchell AM (Chair)
  • Sarah Carlisle (Deputy Chair)
  • Debra Butcher
  • Rodger Eade
  • Peter Edwards
  • Mandy Elliott
  • Andrew Hutson

Learn more about the members by reading their biographies (PDF, 115.4 KB).


Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne

BellBardia and Tarakan Estates, Heidelberg West

Debneys Precinct; Flemington Estate, Flemington

Gronn Place, Brunswick West

New Street, Brighton

Walker Street, Northcote

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Find out more about planning for social housing renewal.