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21-25 Northumberland Road, Pascoe Vale

Proposed Development

21-25 Northumberland Road, Pascoe Vale is a community housing development being delivered by Housing Choices Australia and funded by Homes Victoria as part of the Big Housing Build. The proposed development is for 70 apartments across 4 storeys, with a mix of 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom configurations, and 42 car parks. All apartments achieve ‘Silver’ standard according to Liveable Housing Australia’s guidelines, as well as 5 Star Green Star and 7 Star NatHERS.

The site is located close to the Pascoe Vale Neighbourhood Centre precinct and has excellent access to public transport, with Pascoe Vale train station only 500m away and bus routes located nearby. The site is located near parks and walking and bike riding tracks which provide additional amenity to residents. Primary and secondary schools are within walking distance.

Planning documents

Northumberland Rd - Acoustic Assessment

Northumberland Rd - Arboricultural Report

Northumberland Rd - Design Report & Drawings

Northumberland Rd - Feature & Level Survey

Northumberland Rd - Green Travel Plan

Northumberland Rd - Landscape Plan 1

Northumberland Rd - Landscape Plan 2

Northumberland Rd - Sustainable Management Plan

Northumberland Rd - Traffic Engineering Assessment

Northumberland Rd - Urbis Town Planning Report

Northumberland Rd - Waste Management Plan


Who is Housing Choices Australia?


Community Consultation

Streamlined planning processes have been introduced for 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


Information Session

An online community information session was held on Wednesday 3rd November 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: Northumberland Rd community info session presentation

During the presentation there were a small number of audience questions that required additional investigation before we could answer them. The answers are now provided in this document: Northumberland Rd Follow Up Questions

Feedback

The window for feedback has now closed. Members of the public were able to provide feedback between 24th October and 24th November 2021. We thank everybody who took the time to submit feedback.


Contact

If you wish to speak to someone about this proposed development, please contact Michael Nixon from LOFE Group on 0482 905 330 or at michael.nixon@lofegroup.com.

The Big Housing Build

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 21-25 Northumberland Road Pascoe Vale, where Homes Victoria has granted funding to help Housing Choices Australia deliver this beautiful new project in the City of Moreland.

What is community housing?

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. It provides 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.