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Welcome to out community website, the users and contributors to the site are those who live, participate in and support the Collingwood public housing estate community. We invite you to take part and share in our website and tell us your story.
This website was created as part of the Wired Community @ Collingwood, an Infoxchange Australia project to address the issue of the digital divide that is experienced by some communitiesl. The digital divide is the gap between people with access to information and communication technology and those without. Lack of access isn't always due to economic reasons, but also because the skills needed to participate as a digital citizen just may not exist.
The Collingwood Public Housing Estate was announced as a Neighbourhood Renewal site in November 2002. Neighbourhood Renewal is bringing together local residents, businesses, services and government to collaboratively explore and pursue opportunities for enhancing skill, capacity and leadership within the community. Community members are effecting tangible change, creating a positive and improved environment on the estate.
The Collingwood Public Housing Estate is centrally located; it is close to the city, public transport, schools, health services and shopping strips. It is home to approximately 1600 households from a diverse range of backgrounds. Over thirty languages are spoken amongst community members. The most numerous ethnic groups are Vietnamese (26.9%), Chinese (4.2%), and Turkish (4.4%).
The Collingwood estate occupies a tract of land between Hoddle Street and Wellington Street. The estate was developed subsequent to the demolition, in 1958 by the then Housing Commission, of cottages near Johnston and Hoddle Streets. It consists of three high-rise tower blocks and 367 walk-up and town house style properties. Two high-rises are situated in Hoddle Street between Johnston and Vere Streets (Numbers 229 & 253) and one is situated in Wellington Street (Number 240). These twenty storey high were built between 1968 and 1971 and are each home to between 180 and 209 households. Between the Wellington and Hoddle highrises, Harmsworth, Perry, Emerald and Vere Streets border the 367 low-rise properties. These low-rise properties were built between 1957 and 1971. These properties were substantially redeveloped between 1984 to 1990.
If you have any inquiries about this website or the wider Wired Community @ Collingwood project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (03) 9418 7452.