The Victorian Government is turning the former Fitzroy Gasworks site at Fitzroy North into a new precinct, with affordable housing options close to public transport. It includes building 1,100 apartments, a 650-student senior high school, a multi-use sports centre, a community facility, underground car parking, options for bicycle parking and open space.
The apartments will be developed with a strong focus on energy and water conservation, as well as waste management and transport solutions. Around 200 will be Affordable Build to Rent (ABTR), to provide high quality housing that will remain available as a rental for the long term.
A demand for more sport and recreational facilities in the area will see the multi-use sports centre built over two levels, with four indoor sports courts and a new gym. The site will be available for use by sporting clubs and the local community.
This complements the two adjacent indoor sports courts that form part of the new senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School.
Construction of the multi-use sports centre is scheduled to begin mid-next year, with the process to secure a contractor already underway.
The projects development plan is based on extensive community and stakeholder consultation and outlines the planning controls, policies and principles that will guide the design and construction of the site.
The development plan is open for community feedback over the next four weeks. Following submissions, the finalised plan will then be submitted for approval to begin the redevelopment of the site.
More information about the project and the development plan can be found online at the Fitzroy Gasworks Precinct