In Victoria, much of the original housing commission stock has been sold off and as some of these areas are now prime residential areas, with the houses gentrified or knocked down and rebuilt, the origins of the housing has little relevance.
This is an interesting topic.
There are many prime inner city areas in Melbourne where public houses and million dollar houses are within a koowee or each other! Just wondering how close people would buy to a Housing Commission establishment, keeping in mind that Public Houses now appear in many forms. (Modern, older style low rise, high rise, etc).
I am going to be investing in an area in qld which has a few public housing areas. Where can I find out exactly which streets in a particular suburb are public housing?
I was thinking about this just today in Port Melbourne. I got the tram into the city, and there are housing commission flats next to the northern end of Beacon Cove (where homes are $1M+). You see lovely beautiful homes with clean fences as you leave Port Melbourne, then you see lovely beautiful homes with fences full of grafitti and then you see the housing commission flats. I'd always want to live a good few streets away from a housing commission block of flats.
If you are wanting to avoid buying into public housing areas, in any state or territory, then you have to go and look - realestate.com.au does not provide this sort of information.