Braybrook to lead Melbourne's pivot to lowrise social housing apartments

Braybrook is set to lead the Victorian state government pivot to a new lowrise model for social housing

Braybrook to lead Melbourne's pivot to lowrise social housing apartments
Braybrook to lead Melbourne's pivot to lowrise social housing apartments

Braybrook will be the suburb where the new lowrise social housing apartments are constructed in what Housing Minister Richard Wynne says will be a game-changer for social housing.

The apartments, to be built at 293-295 Ballarat Road, have been designed by Architects LIAN, in ­association with Kerstin Thompson Architects.

The government has committed to construction of more than 12,000 homes by June 2024 as part of its “big housing build.’’

The government has sought a new model for social housing that moves away from high-rise towers to ­accommodate families in low-rise apartments.

At least 12 new developments will be constructed around Braybrook before being rolled out to other parts of the city and state.

The homes will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Melbourne's current ­social housing towers, built in the 1960s and 1970s, are now expected to be used for at least 85 years, according to the Herald Sun.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

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