Former Broadmeadows Primary School site earmarked for housing

The site of the former Broadmeadows Primary School is set to be sold for housing as part of a state government plan to build up to 100 social housing properties across Melbourne.

The 2.16 hectare site at 2-16 Nicholas Street has been deemed surplus to requirements and earmarked for rezoning and development under the government’s Inclusionary Housing Pilot.

The pilot, which was announced earlier this year, aims to boost Victoria’s social housing stocks by building up 100 properties across six sites.

Private and social housing will be built on the land, which will be developed by a private builder in conjunction with community housing providers.

It is not yet known how many private and social housing properties will be built on the site.

A spokesman for Planning Minister Richard Wynne said the pilot would provide houses for Victorians most in need of a roof over their heads.

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