The Make Room project is a unique partnership between the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and key philanthropic organisations to address the critical needs of people experiencing rough sleeping and homelessness.

We’ve seen that people are able to re-take control of their lives when housing is available. However without a continued supply of short-term housing options in inner Melbourne, a number of people will continue to end up sleeping on our streets.

The Make Room project will help to fill this gap by providing short-term supported accommodation for people experiencing homelessness for up to 12 months with wrap-around support until they are offered longer term housing.

Attend an online information session

Thanks to everyone who has submitted feedback and shared their thoughts so far.

We had planned to hold a series of information sessions at 602 Little Bourke Street however we’ve needed to postpone these due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

In the meantime we will be offering online information sessions over the next two weeks.

City of Melbourne is committed to working with the community closest to the building to ensure they are well supported to welcome this initiative.

Register here if you are interested in attending one of our online sessions.



  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Community consultation

    4 July to 5 August 2021

  • Timeline item 2 - incomplete

    Housing provider appointed to refurbish the building at 602 Little Bourke Street

    August 2021

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Building refurbishment works to start

    Late 2021

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Accommodation and support services to open at 602 Little Bourke Street


  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Post community engagement – regular community updates to impacted residents and businesses


Project overview

Learn more about the Make Room project.