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 in the City of Melbourne.
People can re-take control of their lives when housing is available. However without a continued supply of short term housing options in inner Melbourne, people will continue to end up sleeping on our streets.
We will re-purpose a Council-owned building located at 602 Little Bourke Street, into short-term supported accommodation for up to 50 residents. The building will house residents for up to 12 months with wrap-around support until they are offered longer term housing.
We’ve appointed a registered housing provider, Unison Housing, and signed the Agreement for Lease. They are now working on detailed architectural designs and will shortly appoint a builder.
Timeline item 1 - complete
4 July to 5 August 2021
Timeline item 2 - complete
Housing provider appointed to refurbish the building at 602 Little Bourke Street
Timeline item 3 - complete
Agreement for Lease (AFL) signed with Unison Housing
Timeline item 4 - incomplete
Unison Housing appoints builder and architect
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Detailed building works plan and construction timelines
Timeline item 6 - incomplete
Building refurbishment works to commence