Australand's Public Housing Venture Rejuvenates Carlton


As a part of the rejuvenation of Carlton’s public housing precinct,

Australand and the Department of Human Services have submitted plans for a new nine-storey apartment block.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Jackson Clement Burrows designed building is in its sixth stage of a decade long project that includes tearing down and redeveloping the public housing into public and private housing on three separate state owned sites.

This will be the eight building that Australand have constructed as a part of the redevelopment project, which includes 243 residencies for public housing completed last year.

According to Australand’s Victorian general manager Robert Pradolin, this building will also be sold for public housing use.

“This is now the delivery of the private component. We've got another two buildings to go,"  Mr Pradolin said.

"We've finished our social commitment."
The concrete and metal structures of the building will cost $35 million and will range in one, two and three building apartments and will also cater for people with mobility issues.

Australand and

Citta Property Group were appointed as a joint partnership in the project in 2009 under the Living Carlton Consortium.

Australand is responsible for multiple sales of apartments and townhouses as a part of the project.

The most recent development by Australand, the Carlton residences, were placed on the market in mid-year.

Other Melbourne suburbs such as Fitzroy and Richmond also had an influx in housing numbers this year, with Fitzroy gaining 152 new tenants in new housing and Richmond having 207 houses built.

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