Ozanam & Bailey House

Location: Melbourne

Country: Australia

Client: Vincent Care

Architect: MGS

Services Provided: Planning

The Ozanam and Bailly House is a state wide crisis and permanent residential hub with aged care and support services. The Ozanam Community Centre provides a range of community services to those experiencing homelessness.

VincentCare has a historical presence in North Melbourne and an ongoing term commitment to meeting the need to the community. As part of its long term strategic planning, VincentCare is undertaking a review of potential redevelopment options for the sites.

Meinhardt was engaged to provide statutory and strategic town planning advice to assist in determining the ‘highest and best’ use for each of the sites, based on an assessment of the opportunities and constraints, town planning parameters and development objectives, and town planning ‘net benefit’ principles. Advice was also provided about strategies to facilitate town planning and development approval and minimise planning risk. The work resulted in a Town Planning Framework Report which identified a strategic, high-level urban design and built form response which will inform future master planning of the sites.