In August 2021, after a period of community consultation and a call for expressions of interest, council resolved to sell the allotment at the corner of Sloane and Cahill Streets in Stawell to PassivePlace Ltd.
PassivePlace is now contracted by council as the developer for the Sloane Street development project in Stawell.
In December 2022, PassivePlace finalised their designs for one- and two-bedroom display homes, which are designed with, and are currently being built using, passive house principles.
The new PassivePlace Net Zero homes will feature in the new display village of the Stawell Net Zero Village, which is expected on the Sloane Street site by April 2023.
The Stawell Net Zero Village is a five-year development. The homes that are delivered as part of the five-year development of the Stawell Net Zero village will be the first in Victoria to be certified by One Planet Living and will be the first Net Zero Community in Australia.