8 Egan Street, Carnegie is an exciting residential, community housing development to be delivered by Housing Choices Australia, one of Australia’s leading and largest community housing providers.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Housing Choices been operating for over 14 years and currently provides homes for over 8000 Australians, with more than 2000 residents in Victoria. We own and/or manage 15 properties in the City of Glen Eira, so we know the area well.
A stunning, contemporary residential project, designed by Bruce Henderson Architects and John Patrick Landscape Architects, is nestled in a quiet but vibrant pocket of the City of Glen Eira on the northern side of Egan Street at the western end of the street.
Literally a stone’s throw from the bustling Koornang Road shopping village, 200m from Carnegie train station, close to Dandenong Road bus services and the Monash Freeway.
106 apartments over ten storeys. A mix of one-bedroom, one-bedroom + study, and two-bedroom dwellings all built to Silver Standard under the Liveable Housing Australia guidelines. The development will include a landscaped communal rooftop terrace, resident parking for 63 vehicles and 100 bicycle parks - convenient for the new bicycle and walking tracks accessible on the south side of Egan Street in the new linear park.
351m2 of ground floor office space with eight associated car spaces available on the ground level, accessed from the eastern laneway.
The development will be funded by Homes Victoria as part of the State Government’s Big Housing Build, with co-investment from Housing Choices Australia as owner and developer, as well as property and tenancy manager.
Streamlined planning processes have been introduced by Homes Victoria and the Victorian Government to expedite the Big Housing Build. These processes require community housing providers to consult with the community before applying for planning approval.
Please refer to the Planning Victoria website for more information on the Big Housing Build planning and consultation process: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/planning-permit-applications/big-housing-build
An online community information session was held on Wednesday 27th October from 5:30pm - 7:00pm AEDT. This session was recorded for members of the community who were not able to attend the session - please see video below. The presentation from the session can also be accessed here: Egan St community info session presentation
A Frequently Asked Questions document has been created to summarise the questions from the session, and also to answer any questions that we weren't able to cover during the session. This can be accessed here: Egan St Frequently Asked Questions
A consultation report has been prepared to document all the consultation activities that have been undertaken for this project, including consultation with the community, council, Office of the Victorian Government Architect, utility providers and other stakeholders. This consultation report forms part of the application for planning approval.
The duration, extent and manner in which consultation was undertaken was informed by Homes Victoria’s Consultation Guidelines, July 2021. The overall consultation strategy was developed alongside Homes Victoria to ensure that the consultation process aligned with Homes Victoria’s objectives for high quality consultation for all projects funded under the Big Housing Build.
The final consultation report can be viewed at this link: 8 Egan St - Consultation Report
In 2020 the Victorian Government announced the largest social and affordable housing building program in Victoria’s history - the $5.3bn Big Housing Build. More than 9,300 new social housing properties will be built or replaced, and more than 2,900 affordable housing properties built over the next 4 years. The initiative will deliver 9000 construction jobs across Victoria.
The Big Housing Build is overseen and managed by Homes Victoria, the State government agency charged with supporting Victorians to secure stable, affordable housing that will enable them to live their best lives and ensure Victoria has a sustainable housing system that will deliver for future generations of Victorians.
Homes Victoria is working with the construction, property development and building sectors, the community housing sector, local Councils, a range of not-for-profit services providers and the broader community to maximise the social and economic benefits for the whole Victorian community.
In September 2021 the Victorian Government announced 89 residential development projects that will deliver 2352 social housing homes for Victorians across Melbourne as part of the Big Housing Build.
One of these projects is 8 Egan Street Carnegie where Homes Victoria has granted funding to help Housing Choices Australia deliver this beautiful new project in the City of Glen Eira.
The community housing sector is a long standing and vital component of the overall Australian housing spectrum - alongside public and private housing. ‘Social housing’ is an umbrella term that includes both public housing and community housing. It generally indicates housing that involves some degree of rental subsidy. Public housing is owned by the State and managed by Homes Victoria. Community housing is owned or managed by non-government, not-for-profit, registered housing agencies like Housing Choices Australia and many others.
Community housing providers are regulated by the Victorian Housing Registrar and hold specialist expertise that covers property development, property management, tenancy management and community development. They provide safe and secure homes primarily to those who live on low incomes, very often living with some kind of disability. Community housing providers have decades of experience and are committed under their charters to deliver safe, secure and affordable homes to low-income renters, help residents maintain stable tenancies and ensure they have access to support services that can improve their circumstances and life opportunities.
Who lives in community housing?
Over 20,000 Victorian households currently live in community housing-owned and managed homes and come from all walks of life - single people, couples, young families, older women, newly arrived Victorians and people living with a disability.