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Key details

Location 15-29 Coomoora Road, Springvale South
Bunurong Country

Policy objectiveHousing diversity
Affordable housing

Overview

Development Victoria is transforming unused surplus land in Springvale South into a welcoming residential community.

Coomoora is a new residential development located at 15-29 Coomoora Road, Springvale South. The development will include a mix of land only lots, and townhouses, as well as significant open space for the broader community to enjoy.

The site was previously owned by the Department of Education (DET) and declared as surplus land in 2016 after the merger of several local schools to form Keysborough Secondary College. It is located next to Keysborough Primary School.

The development will comprise 63 lots in total, including 16 land only lots and 47 townhouses. The development offers a diverse range of housing so people will have greater choice in both size and price.

National builder, Creation Projects, has been engaged to build the townhouses on behalf of Development Victoria. The land lots have been sold to individual purchasers who will then engage their own builders to construct their homes.

Construction of the townhouses has now commenced and is on track for completion in early 2025.

Coomoora has been designed with approximately 10 per cent of the site devoted to common open space for residents to enjoy, including two key park areas featuring communal bench seating and landscaped areas. In addition to this, a further 10 per cent has been designated as public open space facing Coomoora Road.

To find out more, visit: coomoora.com.au

2.4ha project area

47 new homes

16 land-only lots

4,500 m2 open space created

Construction Update December 2023

Timeline

2018

  • Technical studies, concept design and consultation with Greater Dandenong Council 

2019

  • March: Community consultation on concept designs and draft development plan
  • May: Development Plan submitted to council 

2020

  • Development Plan approved by council 

2021

  • January: Sales commenced (land only)
  • October: Subdivision Planning Permit issued

2022

  • February: Development Planning Permit issued 
  • June: Civil works commence 
  • July: Sales commenced (townhouses)

2023

  • Mid 2023: Townhouse construction commenced

2024

  • Mid 2024: Common open space works commence
  • Late 2024: Common open space works complete 

 

2025

  • Early 2025: Final townhouses completed 

Priority access

To help more Victorians buy their own home, we now offer eligible buyers exclusive access to affordable high-quality properties.

This means households earning up to $150,030 have a 7-day priority access period during which they can make a purchase before homes are made available to the general public, or exclusive access to properties created specifically for their price range. Find out more on the Coomoora website.

Approach

According to the Greater Dandenong Housing Strategy 2014-2024, the local population is expected to rise to 179,000 in 2024. Our new homes in Springvale South will help cater for this growth and ensure growing families can stay close together.

In Springvale South, the strategy outlines the need for housing that enables residents to access affordable, sustainable and well-designed housing.

On the former Keysborough College site, Development Victoria will increase housing supply and diversity by offering a range of affordable housing options targeted to a broad range of people including first home buyers, growing families and those in need of assistance to access the housing market.

Development Victoria is committed to delivering sufficient housing to address demand, while responding to the local environment and neighbourhood character.

Location

The development is located at 15-29 Coomoora Road, Springvale South, close to Coomoora Reserve.

Development Victoria acknowledges the Bunurong people as the Traditional Custodians of the land.

Who to contact about this project

For more information, to provide feedback or register for updates please contact us at
springvalesouth@development.vic.gov.au

Community

Development Victoria held two community information sessions and an online survey, to allow community  members to learn more about the proposed development and share their feedback.

The sessions were held on 2 and 5 March 2019 at the Theatre, Keysborough Primary School.

Khmer and Vietnamese interpreters attended both events.

Feedback included:

  • Density — the number of townhouses was considered too high by some people
  • Traffic — concerns regarding potential traffic impacts to local roads and widths of internal streets
  • Parking — additional on-street car parking required
  • Building heights — some people were concerned townhouses would overshadow neighbouring properties and sit too close to property boundaries
  • Price — potential buyers wanted affordable housing options in Springvale South

The project development plan was submitted to council in May 2019, following engagement sessions which gave members of the community the opportunity to provide us with their views and concerns surrounding the project.

In response to community feedback, the revised master plan now proposes a reduction in the number of dwellings, in addition to a number of vacant land lots. The number of visitor car parks has been increased to 28, and a significant number of existing trees will be retained.

The revised master plan provides approximately 4,000m2 of open space, increased road widths in most areas, and a dedicated footpath network from Teddy Crescent through to Coomoora Road.

Updated on 14 May 2024