Exploring the use of Council-owned land for affordable housing

Council wants to hear your views on whether Council-owned land at 52-60 Townhall Avenue in Preston (in yellow on map) should be offered on a long term lease, for the purpose of delivering affordable housing.

Council is committed to ensuring Darebin is an inclusive and affordable place to live, and is working to increase the supply of affordable housing in the municipality. The proposed use of this site for an affordable housing development presents an exciting opportunity for Council to take leadership and action in response to the housing crisis.

Council has not made a decision on whether the land will be leased. We are seeking your views to help inform that decision.

Tell us your views on this proposal

Choose one of the following ways to make a submission as an individual or a group:

- Online form

- Email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

- Mail to PO Box 91, Preston VIC 3072

Council will consider all submissions before making its decision. You can present your submission, or have someone present on your behalf, to a special meeting of Council, if you would like to. Submitters will be notified of the hearing time and date, following the closure of submissions.

You can find more information about the proposal in the FAQs section of the project page (on the right).

Submissions must be received by 5.00pm, Thursday 26th July 2018.

What’s next

If Council decides to proceed, the site would be offered on a long term lease for a maximum of 50 years. It would be made available at nominal (very low) cost to the tenant. Council would seek a tenant that is capable of developing and maintaining affordable housing on the site (for example, a community housing organisation).








Council wants to hear your views on whether Council-owned land at 52-60 Townhall Avenue in Preston (in yellow on map) should be offered on a long term lease, for the purpose of delivering affordable housing.

Council is committed to ensuring Darebin is an inclusive and affordable place to live, and is working to increase the supply of affordable housing in the municipality. The proposed use of this site for an affordable housing development presents an exciting opportunity for Council to take leadership and action in response to the housing crisis.

Council has not made a decision on whether the land will be leased. We are seeking your views to help inform that decision.

Tell us your views on this proposal

Choose one of the following ways to make a submission as an individual or a group:

- Online form

- Email to planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

- Mail to PO Box 91, Preston VIC 3072

Council will consider all submissions before making its decision. You can present your submission, or have someone present on your behalf, to a special meeting of Council, if you would like to. Submitters will be notified of the hearing time and date, following the closure of submissions.

You can find more information about the proposal in the FAQs section of the project page (on the right).

Submissions must be received by 5.00pm, Thursday 26th July 2018.

What’s next

If Council decides to proceed, the site would be offered on a long term lease for a maximum of 50 years. It would be made available at nominal (very low) cost to the tenant. Council would seek a tenant that is capable of developing and maintaining affordable housing on the site (for example, a community housing organisation).