Bills Street, Hawthorn: Public housing redevelopment

The Victorian Government is proposing to redevelop the former Bills Street Public Housing Estate for 206 social and affordable apartments.

    We support a public housing development on the Bills Street site, provided the built form is appropriate. We are concerned with the scale of the proposal, the lack of onsite car parking, the loss of vegetation and the Robinson Road public car park, and potential traffic impacts.

    We held a well-attended public meeting on 13 April at Hawthorn Arts Centre to advise the community of our concerns and to hear feedback.

    We are also concerned about the project’s limited public consultation, the lack of detailed information regarding aspects of the proposal, and limited feedback options.

    We continue to call upon Homes Victoria, the Victorian Government agency responsible for the project, to publicly release details of the proposed development so there can be meaningful engagement with us and the community.

    We have also written to Lily D’Ambrosio MP seeking an urgent meeting to outline our concerns.

    More information

    You can view a presentation made by council officers at the public meeting. 

    You can also email Homes Victoria at [email protected] to:

    • register for project updates
    • request a copy of the Engagement Report
    • request an expression of interest form for the Community Reference Group
    • provide feedback and ask questions.
    A digital image of the planned Bills Street public housing redevelopment in Hawthorn