About the project
Development Victoria has acquired the surplus Department of Education and Training (DET) site at 46 Eliza Street, Keilor Park. Planning is underway for a proposed residential development of 72 townhouses.
Occupied by the former Keilor Park Primary School which closed in 2009, the site was determined by DET as no longer required for education purposes. The land remained vacant and was rezoned in 2017 from Public Use Zone 2 (Education) to Neighbourhood Residential.
The site is located approximately 14 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne CBD, covers 1.84 hectares and is located within an established residential precinct. The site provides an opportunity to develop attractive and enduring housing in an established residential area, with varying block sizes allowing for residences of two, three and four bedrooms. By offering a diverse housing mix, the development will appeal to different households and budgets – from first homebuyers through to families, individuals and downsizing homeowners.
The development is well-located to nearby shopping, recreational and pre-school facilities in Keilor Park. It is also well-serviced by arterial road and transport options including proximity to the Calder Freeway and Western Ring Road, and bus routes to the Essendon Train Station, Moonee Ponds Bus Interchange, Watergardens Bus Station and the adjacent Watergardens Town Centre.
- Two storey townhouses (2, 3 and 4 bedrooms) utilising durable materials and modern design elements
- Separate garage or carport parking included with each townhouse and on-street visitor parking
- Central park with proposed retention of a large established central gum tree
- Retention of a majority of moderate and high rated established trees (as rated by DV’s arborist)
The site will be sold through private sale. However, five per cent of housing will be offered to registered community housing providers under the Community Housing Industry Association of Victoria. If purchased by a Housing Association, it is a requirement that these homes will be offered as long-term rental accommodation for eligible key workers in critical services roles, such as nurses and school teachers. If the five percent of housing offered is not purchased by a Housing Association, these will be sold through private sale.
Development Victoria commenced engagement activities in June 2018, providing information on the proposed development and seeking feedback from local residents and the Brimbank community.
Community information sessions were held at Keilor Park Hall on Wednesday 27 June from 6.00PM-8.00PM and Saturday 30 June from 2.30PM – 4.30PM.