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1-5 Reynolds St, Hampton East

Proposed Development

1-5 Reynolds St, Hampton East is an exciting residential community housing development to be delivered by Housing Choices Australia, one of Australia’s leading and largest community housing providers.

A contemporary building designed by Rothelowman Architects, the project comprises 83 apartments across 8 storeys, along with 50 car parks. The apartments are a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms and range in size between 50 m2 and 95 m2. All apartments achieve 5 Star Green Star and 7 Star NatHERS and meet ‘Silver’ standard according to Liveable Housing Australia’s guidelines. The development is a stone's throw from the Moorabbin shopping precinct and Moorabbin train station, offering good transport, employment and lifestyle opportunities for the future residents.

The development is co-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.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Housing Choices has been operating for over 14 years and currently provides homes for over 8000 Australians, with more than 2000 residents in Victoria. Housing Choices owns and manages 20 residential properties for people in need of affordable homes across the City of Bayside and has been active in the area for many years.

Planning documents

Architectural Plans - Part 1

Architectural Plans - Part 2

Planning report

Landscape drawings

Sustainability management plan

Environmental Assessment

Traffic Engineering Assessment

Acoustic Report

Waste Management Plan

Aboriginal heritage clearance letter

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:

Information Session

An online community information session was held on Tuesday 21st December from 6:00 - 7:30pm 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: Community consultation presentation - Reynolds St

During the presentation there were a small number of audience questions that we did not have time to answer on the night. The answers are now provided in this document: Reynolds St Follow Up Questions


Members of the public were able to provide feedback between 10th December 2021 and 19th January 2022. We thank everybody who took the time to submit feedback.


If you wish to speak to someone about this proposed development, please contact Mat Wilson from Planning & Property Partners on 03 8626 9090.

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 1-5 Reynolds St, Hampton East, where Homes Victoria has granted funding to help Housing Choices Australia deliver this beautiful new project in the City of Bayside.

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.