St Andrew's Bendigo Housing Project

Uniting and St Andrew’s Uniting Church are partnering with the Victorian Government to help deliver safe and secure long-term housing for people in housing stress in Bendigo.


Over 70 new dwellings

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Central Bendigo CBD location

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Environmentally sustainable design

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Giving back to the community

Addressing the need for community housing in Bendigo.

St Andrew’s congregation has been a part of the Bendigo community since 1854 when they were gifted the land on Myers Street. The congregation benefited from this gift and so, since their 150th anniversary in 2004, the congregation has been trying to find a way to give back to the community.

Currently there are hundreds of households across Bendigo who are waiting for community housing and a safe and secure place to call home. We hope this development will help to fill this need by providing a large number of highquality, modern, architecturally designed units.

Our community housing development

Our development comprises of 73 new units at 24 Myers Street, through to 90 and 96 Mollison Street, on the underutilised land around St Andrew’s Uniting Church.

The build includes 49 twobedroom and 24 onebedroom units over four to five levels close to a range of services and amenities including the city centre, public transport, supermarkets and parks.

We are going to:

  1. Keep the community hall, the church and stables buildings
  2. Preserve the stand of gum trees central to the site and replace the gum tree near Mollison Street with a stand of Blackwood trees
  3. Demolish the car park as well as disused and underused buildings on site
  4. Construct two new buildings of four to five storeys containing 73 homes for community housing
  5. Create a new path through the site linking Mollison and Myers Streets
  6. Put in new landscaping to the Mollison and Myers Streets frontages and within the site
  7. Have 21 car parks and 81 bicycle parks within the site.

Construction update: builder appointed

We are pleased to announce Hansen Yuncken and DUOProjects as our construction partners to construct new community housing on the St Andrew’s Church site in Bendigo.
Hansen Yuncken is a major Australian commercial building company, which was established in Melbourne 105 years ago, and with continuous operations in Shepparton for almost 100 years. The company has an extensive track record in building high profile projects across a range of sectors.
Local projects include the Bendigo Justice Precinct Redevelopment, Bendigo 24-hour Police Station and the Bendigo Kangan Institute Health and Community Centre of Excellence. The company has previous experience in social housing and was builder on the Homes Victoria Bills Street Hawthorn development.

Preliminary works will get underway in the coming weeks and construction is programmed for completion by late 2025. Watch this space for updates.

Development timeline

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Our partnership

This project is being funded by Homes Victoria as part of the Victorian Government’s $5.3 billion Big Housing Build and delivered in partnership with the St Andrew’s Congregation, Uniting Housing, and Uniting Victoria and Tasmania.