Project update - November 2020

Banyule Council has formally entered into an innovative partnership with Launch Housing to facilitate social housing on Council land in Bellfield following an Expression of Interest and Request for Proposal competitive process.

Launch Housing has proposed an innovative and inspirational design that will deliver a sustainable building, showcasing best practice affordable housing. Up to 58 dwellings (depending on the final dwelling configuration and mix) are proposed to be constructed over four levels. The building will also have an open roof garden space and basement carparking and will sit adjacent to the, soon to be built, new Bellfield Community Hub and relocated Community Garden.

The delivery of social housing at Bellfield will provide housing for low to moderate income earners within the community and enable those individuals to have the assurance and security of somewhere to live.

The Launch Housing development at Bellfield provides well targeted economic stimulus, delivering both social benefits and creating jobs.

Check out the media release.

Artists impression of social housing

What is social housing?

Social housing is housing for those on low to moderate income, right through to crisis accommodation and can be provided by the state government or not-for-profit housing providers.

In Victoria, there are a number of local government led social housing initiatives which have been delivered successfully. There are a variety of ways that social housing can be provided including partnerships (joint ventures), shared equity or rent to buy arrangements.