Keeping Locals Local
Meet some of our community members who access affordable housing in Hobsons Bay and hear what being able to access affordable housing means to them.
Following the successful delivery of Curlew Community Park on the former Laverton Primary School site in Epsom Street, Hobsons Bay City Council is seeking to commence the next steps towards delivering the affordable housing component of the development.
Council is looking to deliver a best-practice affordable housing development to the north and south of Curlew Community Park at 7-45 Epsom Street, Laverton. The development would accommodate up to 80 individuals and families, who have a connection to Hobsons Bay. This development would provide a home for locals who struggle to find an appropriate and affordable place to live in Hobsons Bay through the private market.
To ensure the housing development will suit the site visually and be environmentally sustainable, draft design guidelines have been drafted for the proposed development. We are now seeking community feedback on the guidelines to ensure that the development meets the needs of the current and future community.
The Epsom Street site has been the subject of several community consultation processes since it was purchased by Council in 2014.
Concept Master Plan (2015 and 2016)
Open Space Concept Development (2017 and 2018)
Better Places – Laverton (2020)
Council acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of these municipal lands and waterways, and pay our respects to Elders past and present.
Artist: Elverina Johnson 2018
Name of Artwork: Bandu Gaddaan
Pronunciation: Bun-do Gudd –arrn
Meaning: Come together as one mob
Language: Gungganji of Yarrabah NQ.
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