Calling for EOIs for 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington

Published on 24 April 2024

2 Wingrove St - site

Darebin Council is seeking Expressions of Interest to licence the whole (or part of) Building 1D and ‘hothouse’, at 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington.

Building 1D and the ‘hothouse’ are located within the former Melbourne Innovation Centre (MIC) which was formerly used to support and develop small businesses as a source of sustainable economic and employment growth.

We are seeking to establish compliant short/medium term licences that are aligned with Council's vision and are permitted to operate in compliance with the current zoning (PUZ6 – Council Purposes). All applications will be considered for the use of Building 1D and ‘hothouse’ only, and not the balance of land and buildings located at 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington.

The term of the licences will be for a maximum period of 4 years which mirrors the remaining terms with existing medium-term licensees on site. This timeline is in alignment with Council's intended development of a master plan for the site.

Applying for an EOI

We are seeking community-based applicants or organisations to apply for an EOI where the applicant/organisation can deliver community services on behalf of Council. 

Examples of community or Council services that are likely to be eligible include:

  • sports or recreation uses,
  • cultural and community support organisations
  • volunteering or service organisations
  • recycling or reuse community services
  • emergency response services

In addition, organisations that already have a service agreement or contract for service delivery with council would be eligible to apply.

An essential requirement of the EOI is that Applicants clearly demonstrate how its use conforms with the Public Use Zoning under the planning scheme, either as a use on behalf of Council or by obtaining a planning permit. Applicants should ensure that they have read and understood the ‘Planning Conformity’ section of the EOI document. 

Submit your application

Links to the EOI and open form can be found here:

Expression of Interest - 2 Wingrove Street Alphington

Applications will open from Wednesday 24 April 2024 – Wednesday 22 May 2024 at 4pm. 

Please forward the Request for Expression of Interest document to any community based third party that might be interested and eligible to apply.

For those seeking additional information (including inspection dates/times) please contact Council’s Property Services department via