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North Melbourne

Residential development

Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in North Melbourne will increase by an average of 525 dwellings per annum to 20,845 in 2041.

The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).

Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.

.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in the City of Melbourne. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.

List of forecast land developments and infill assumptions:

2017-2022 dwelling additions are based on known sites, both completed and under construction. They include:

  • 1 Shiel Street - 34 dwellings (2017)
  • 243-251 Flemington Road - 19 dwellings (2017)
  • Helio Apartments - 113 dwellings (2017)
  • 241-247 Dryburgh Street - 44 dwellings (2018)
  • Arden Park - 275 Abbotsford St - 92 dwellings (2018)
  • MILQ - 33-35 Arden Street - 45 dwellings (2018)
  • 48-50 Villiers Street - 15 dwellings (2018)
  • NV Apartments - 46 Villiers St - 11 dwellings (2018)
  • Reflections - 112 Haines Street - 143 dwellings (2019)
  • 450-454 Queensberry Street - 23 dwellings (2019)
  • 65-67 Arden Street - 25 dwellings (2019)
  • Arden Gardens - 101-133 Canning Street - 299 dwellings (2020)
  • 15-27 Wreckyn Street - 197 dwellings (2020)
  • The Principal - 69-73 Flemington Road - 165 dwellings (2020)
  • 179-191 Flemington Road - 134 dwellings (2020)
  • 199-217 Peel Street - 51 dwellings (2020)
  • 233-239 Dryburgh Street - 39 dwellings (2021)
  • 39-43 Leveson Street - 11 dwellings (2021)
  • 89-95 Lothian Street - 57 dwellings (2022)
  • Former Royal Park Hotel Site - 399-405 Queensberry Street - 12 dwellings (2022)
  • Small sites - 23 dwellings

2023-2041 dwelling additions are based on approved and mooted sites, as well as future identified development precincts. Total assumed from 2023-2041: 11,580 dwellings

Forecast residential development
Forecast residential development 2041 Total dwellings: 20,845 2040 Total dwellings: 19,918 2039 Total dwellings: 18,991 2038 Total dwellings: 18,074 2037 Total dwellings: 17,187 2036 Total dwellings: 16,325 2035 Total dwellings: 15,473 2034 Total dwellings: 14,666 2033 Total dwellings: 13,894 2032 Total dwellings: 13,142 2031 Total dwellings: 12,380 2030 Total dwellings: 11,740 2029 Total dwellings: 11,221 2028 Total dwellings: 10,934 2027 Total dwellings: 10,680 2026 Total dwellings: 10,470 2025 Total dwellings: 10,243 2024 Total dwellings: 10,080 2023 Total dwellings: 9,930 2022 Total dwellings: 9,529 2021 Total dwellings: 9,092 2020 Total dwellings: 9,090 2019 Total dwellings: 8,300 2018 Total dwellings: 8,094 2017 Total dwellings: 7,879 2041 Total dwellings: 20,845 2040 Total dwellings: 19,918 2039 Total dwellings: 18,991 2038 Total dwellings: 18,074 2037 Total dwellings: 17,187 2036 Total dwellings: 16,325 2035 Total dwellings: 15,473 2034 Total dwellings: 14,666 2033 Total dwellings: 13,894 2032 Total dwellings: 13,142 2031 Total dwellings: 12,380 2030 Total dwellings: 11,740 2029 Total dwellings: 11,221 2028 Total dwellings: 10,934 2027 Total dwellings: 10,680 2026 Total dwellings: 10,470 2025 Total dwellings: 10,243 2024 Total dwellings: 10,080 2023 Total dwellings: 9,930 2022 Total dwellings: 9,529 2021 Total dwellings: 9,092 2020 Total dwellings: 9,090 2019 Total dwellings: 8,300 2018 Total dwellings: 8,094 2017 Total dwellings: 7,879 2041 Forecast development: 927 2040 Forecast development: 927 2039 Forecast development: 917 2038 Forecast development: 887 2037 Forecast development: 862 2036 Forecast development: 852 2035 Forecast development: 807 2034 Forecast development: 772 2033 Forecast development: 752 2032 Forecast development: 762 2031 Forecast development: 640 2030 Forecast development: 519 2029 Forecast development: 287 2028 Forecast development: 254 2027 Forecast development: 210 2026 Forecast development: 227 2025 Forecast development: 163 2024 Forecast development: 150 2023 Forecast development: 401 2022 Forecast development: 437 2021 Forecast development: 2 2020 Forecast development: 790 2019 Forecast development: 206 2018 Forecast development: 215 2017 Forecast development: 166
Population and household forecasts, 2016 to 2041, prepared by .id the population experts, April 2019.
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