Fitzroy and Richmond housing estate redevelopments

Atherton Gardens In October 2010, the Brumby State Government announced that it had given planning approval for redevelopments at the Fitzroy and Richmond housing estates.

The redevelopments will involve:

  • A $70 million development to create 207 units at the Elizabeth Street, Richmond estate.
  • A $43 million development to create 152 units at the Atherton Gardens, Fitzroy estate.

The Fitzroy redevelopment is expected to be completed by September 2012, while the Richmond redevelopment is expected to be completed in early 2013.

The State Government Department of Planning and Community Development and the Office of Housing were responsible for community consultation on these projects.

Council was asked to provide its assessment of the proposed developments. At its 20 July 2010 Council meeting, Council resolved to advise an independent committee, established by the then-Planning Minister Justin Madden, that Council supported both developments, subject to several conditions.

The details of the redevelopments are: 


This will involve the construction of a 152-unit development, reaching up to seven storeys at its highest point, on the corner of Brunswick and King William Streets, Fitzroy, replacing a car park in the Atherton Gardens estate.

At ground floor, there will be a community hub with up to 119 kindergarten and child care places, maternal and child health services and education and training services. Council is one of several funding partners in the $5.5 million hub, alongside the State and Federal Governments, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Broadmeadows Uniting Care. Here is more information about that project.

More information about this redevelopment is available on the Department of Human Services' website here. Here are two images of the development:

Fitzroy Social Housing Developments 

Fitzroy Social Housing Developments2 


At Richmond, the demolished walk up flats in Elizabeth Street will be replaced by 207 units across four buildings, with a maximum height of six storeys.

More information about this redevelopment is available on the Department of Human Services' website here.

Please find below an image of the redevelopment:

Richmond Social Housing Developments 

Further information
Mary Osman
Manager - Statutory Planning
9205 5334

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