Registration Of Interest Open For Fitzroy Gasworks Site

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Residents living in and around Fitzroy are a step closer to enjoying a vibrant new neighbourhood, with a registration of interest process now underway for the former Fitzroy Gasworks site development.

The Andrews Labor Government is turning the former Fitzroy Gasworks site at Fitzroy North into a new precinct, with more than 1,000 apartments, a sports centre, a community facility, underground car parking, options for bicycle parking and open space. It also includes a new 650-student senior secondary campus for Collingwood College and Fitzroy High School, which has already been developed at the site and opened to students earlier this year.

The apartments will be built 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, to provide high quality housing that will remain available as a rental for the long term. Active forms of transport will also be encouraged, with all apartments to include two bike parks, as well as carshare options.

Fitzroy North is a diverse community in close proximity to schools, public transport and services, making it a highly desirable suburb to call home. The former Fitzroy Gasworks site is an important part of the area’s industrial and social heritage.

The Registration of Interest (ROI) process is now open to deliver approximately 800 of the apartments at the site, as well as a retail component and commercial tenancies. Those with experience are invited to put their hand up to take part.

Following submissions, an Expression of Interest process will then get underway, with a final developer to be selected by the end of the year.