The Peter Lalor Housing Cooperative

The precinct is a post-war residential area in Lalor and contains houses constructed as part of the Peter Lalor Home Building Co-operative Society in the 1940s and 1950s.

A group of passionate people responded to the housing crisis by forming the housing co-operative. Using modernist building techniques, such as prefabrication, members built homes for a community of 800 people, establishing the suburb of Lalor. Named after the leader of the Eureka Rebellion, the Peter Lalor Homebuilding Co-operative Society was a grassroots organisation established to help its members realise the great Australian dream of home ownership.

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