• Bringing Brunswick style living to CBD

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    RAILWAY PRECINCT BOOST: Rohan Latimar, Mary Daly, Ian Wilson, Rural City of Wangaratta councillor Dean Rees and Barbara McDonald are excited about a social co-housing development planned for Norton Street. PHOTOS: Mel Guy

    A COMMUNITY meeting will be held on Tuesday evening to outline plans for a social co-housing development in Wangaratta’s Railway Precinct.

    The Siding, to be established at 58-60 Norton Street, is described as “a different way of living”, which will create a “vibrant neighbourhood” within a 10 minute walk to everything in the city’s centre, and aligns with the Rural City of Wangaratta’s plans for the Railway Precinct.

    Mary Daly, one of the locals involved in the project, said it was planned to establish six apartments, with Airbnb accommodation above them, and a commercial space at the front of the building.

    It is being developed in conjunction with Breathe Architecture’s Nightingale Developments, and Ms Daly said the concept “brings a bit of Brunswick to Norton Street”.

    Nightingale has already developed a number of projects in Melbourne, a couple of them in Brunswick, under a model of multi-residential buildings that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.

    The co-housing idea involves developing a community which will utilise some shared facilities, such as a laundry and an open space surrounded by the apartments.

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