City of Melbourne is always looking for new opportunities and ways to enable growth in the city, which is why we proposed to sell four properties that wereno longer being used for a Council service. We assessed all of the properties in accordance with the Sale and Acquisition of Land Policy (PDF 125 KB) and believeed they can serve a better purpose under new owners.

The four properties were:

  • 47-49 Canning Street, Carlton
  • 100-104 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne
  • 505-513 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
  • 30-38 Gatehouse Drive, Kensington.
These properties did not support City of Melbourne’s future needs, meet the standards for accessibility or align with the strategic objectives outlined in our Council Plan 2021-25.

By selling these properties, we will reinvest the proceeds into city-shaping infrastructure projects and the capital works program. It was an opportunity to think about how we want to evolve as a city and be bold in creating a better future for Melbourne.

Consultation closed 7 August 2022. The three properties were sold in 2023.

Consultation closed



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation 

    Community feedback about the proposal to sell the four properties will be collected.

    4 July to 7 August 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Council decision

    Council will receive a report and consider feedback at a Council meeting prior to deciding whether to sell the properties.

    22 and 29 November 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Sale of properties

    Should Council decide to sell the properties, we will begin the sales process.

    From November 2022

Proposed properties

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Canning St, Carlton

Address47-49 Canning Street, Carlton
Site detailsA single storey clinker brick residence. Built in the mid 1950s. Area 530sqm.
ZoneGRZ2 – General Residential Zone 2 NRZ3 – neighbourhood Residential Zone 3.
Current use Vacant.
Former use Aged care day centre. Previous community use ceased in 2012.

A’Beckett St, Melbourne

Address 100-104 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne
Site details A two storey brick and bluestone building. Refurbished and converted to a childcare facility in 1987. Area 440sqm.
Zone CCZ1 – Capital City Zone 1.
Current use


Former use Council-run child care facility.

Abbotsford St, Nth Melbourne

Address505-513 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
Site detailsSingle storey brick medical centre. Built around 1920. Area 470sqm.
ZoneGRZ1 – General Residential Zone 1.
Current use Licenced to Cohealth.
Former use Maternal and child health.

Gatehouse Dr, Kensington

Address30-38 Gatehouse Drive, Kensington
Site detailsTwo storey rendered brick childcare centre. Built in 1998. Area 1127 sqm.
ZonePUZ6 – Public Use Zone 6 (Local Government). Rezoning is required prior to any divestment.
Current use Leased to private commercial organisation MAMA – Midwives and Mothers Australia.
Former use Land acquired from developer through the Kensington Banks Development, and designated for community purposes by Council in 2001.

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on the proposal to sell four Council properties.

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