Prahran estate renewal

Prahran estate buildings and playground
Prahran estate buildings and playground

Renewal of the Prahran housing estate

In 2010 the Australian Government offered $62 million to the Victorian Government to construct 188 new homes on the corner of Malvern and Surrey roads in South Yarra. These were completed in 2013.

Linked to this funding, the Victorian Government agreed to develop a masterplan to guide future renewal of Prahran's Horace Petty estate.

In August 2013, the Victorian Government expanded the masterplan to include the smaller nearby public housing at Bangs, King and Essex streets.

What is a masterplan?

A masterplan is a document that outlines a long-term vision to guide development and growth of a community. The masterplan for Prahran’s housing estates is also called the Prahran renewal plan.

What is included in the Prahran renewal plan?

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a masterplan to guide long-term physical renewal of Prahran’s housing estates. The plan will be a guide for future designs to improve housing, outdoor areas and facilities, and help increase the supply of well-located affordable housing.

The plan shows:

  • Which buildings and features should be retained
  • The locations and height ranges of any new buildings
  • How streets, paths and spaces would be connected, within the site and with surrounding precincts
  • The suggested relationships between buildings and outdoor spaces
  • The activities and uses which could take place within the site.

The plan aims to create a sustainable and well-integrated neighbourhood where residents can thrive.

Prahran renewal plan submitted

In January 2016, the department lodged the Prahran Housing Precincts Development Plan (based on the final masterplan) with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for consideration.

When approved, the government must decide when and how to progress the vision and develop a detailed design.


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