The Markham Avenue Estate is being redeveloped by Development Victoria on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to renewing and increasing public housing in Victoria.
The 56 units previously located on site were in poor condition, with only 12 habitable, and all were demolished in January 2016.
This proposed redevelopment will deliver new public housing, including 10 per cent more than previously existed on the site. It is intended to provide 62 one and two-bedroom apartments, which are in highest demand in the area.
The proposed development will also create new private housing that will provide greater housing diversity in Ashburton to give first-home buyers and downsizers opportunity to make their home in Ashburton.
Community and stakeholder engagement
Development Victoria conducted community engagement to understand public views on the proposed development.
The key issues highlighted by the community included the design of the development, height and density, the planning process, traffic and parking and neighbourhood context.