North Richmond Precinct

Below are some of the projects and organisations working to provide positive outcomes for the North Richmond community.

North Richmond Precinct engagement

The Victorian Government, working with the City of Yarra, North Richmond Community Health and our other partner agencies, has established a formal engagement process to provide ideas and improvements to the North Richmond precinct. The Victorian Government has contributed $9 million towards precinct improvements, including $3 million to support projects identified in partnership with the local community. Red more on the North Richmond precinct engagement.

North Richmond Community Leadership Program

The program is funded by the Dept Families, Fairness and Housing and is free of charge to participants. Anyone who works, lives, volunteers, studies or has strong connections with the North Richmond Precinct is invited to apply. The program runs July - November 2021.

Victoria’s Big Housing Build

Public housing on the corner of Lennox and Elizabeth Streets will be demolished in July 2021, and new social and affordable housing will be built in the vicinity of 141 – 167 Elizabeth Street. Read more on the Elizabeth Street North Richmond project.

Belgium Avenue Neighbourhood House (BANH)

Located next to the Richmond Housing Estate, BANH is a friendly meeting place for the local community with regular activities like community choirs and lunches. In 2021, BANH is running a monthly Twilight Market on the first Wednesday of each month with lots of free, family-friendly activities.

Youth Hub at Richmond Estate

In early 2021, Yarra Council and Dept Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) opened a vibrant, dedicated space for young people in the ground floor of the 106 Elizabeth St building on Richmond Estate. Yarra Youth Services provides programming and activities for residents aged 12-25. DFFH has also funded a Step into Employment program to help young people find their first jobs. For more information on other youth employment programs across Yarra visit the Education and Employment Pathways page.

Employment in North Richmond

We are currently exploring ways to better connect jobseekers and employers in North Richmond. Many great employment pathway programs are already available for Richmond jobseekers through Carringbush Adult Education, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Hope for the Future and Jesuit Social Services.

More information on all employment pathway programs in Yarra can be found on our Education and Employment Pathways page.

Medically Supervised Injecting Room

For more information, visit the Medically Supervised Injecting Room page.