Building the culture of living closer together at Macaulay Road, Kensington

What is Assemble, 393 Macaulay Road?

393 Macaulay Road is Assemble’s new mixed-use, multi-residential project in Kensington. The project will be delivered through a new development model designed to improve housing accessibility and affordability in Australia.

Currently in town planning phase, the project aims to respond to the changing housing needs of Australians. 393 Macaulay Road will offer: 73 high-quality apartments over 8 levels through a collaborative and consultative approach that seeks feedback from prospective residents along the way.

Community is at the heart of the design, with a number of communal spaces on the upper and ground floors that function as spaces for work, eating and leisure, together.

The project aligns with a greater vision to deliver well-designed and affordable housing for people who want to build community and be part of their local neighbourhood.

A testing ground for new ideas, this new model of collaboration will enable the development to reach positive and mutually beneficial community and commercial outcomes.

You can register your interest in the project or be notified of upcoming design presentation dates. 

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About the Resilient Communities project

Over the next three years, we will work closely with Assemble to apply, test and evaluate community engagement methods with residents and the Kensington neighbourhood. We are aiming to foster cohesive, engaged and connected communities, creating a residential development that is environmentally sustainable, community focused and financially viable.

We will work together with Assemble to showcase the project’s lessons to encourage greater understanding of how to create and sustain connected communities.



The partners

Assemble is a Melbourne-based residential property developer focused on improving housing affordability and building communities committed to the culture of living closer together.

Acute shocks and chronic stresses

This partnership aims to address the following shocks and stresses:


Cohesive communities pull together and support one another in times of shock


Lack of social cohesion

Urban growth pressures

Lack of affordable housing



393 Macaulay Road in Kensington

Abbie Freestone, Head of Community, Assemble

Resilient Melbourne

Alison Whitten, Resilient Communities Portfolio Manager

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