Versailles sustainable district contract
With 12.5 million euros in support from the Region, the City of Brussels will develop, in consultation with residents and local stakeholders, an ambitious action plan to improve the quality of life of the quarter in all its dimensions: public space, support for employment and social life, environment, citizen projects, community facilities,...
This sustainable district contract will strengthen and complete the renovation project for residential buildings already planned under the Climate Plan funded by the City of Brussels and the Region. It also contributes to the project to redesign the playground of the quarter.
From June 2021 to May 2022, the City of Brussels, in partnership with the 'Logement Bruxellois', the inhabitants and the local actors will make a diagnosis of the district, define priorities and develop an action program. This will be implemented from June 2022 over a period of 4 years.
To carry out this project, the City will be supported by an engineering office and will call on the expertise of residents and stakeholders through the organization of a participatory process (public meetings, workshops, exploratory walks, field meetings,...) and the setting up of a district commission made up of a panel of citizens and neighborhood associations.
The perimeter of this new district contract focuses on the 'Versailles' social housing complex located on the territory of Neder-Over-Heembeek. It is bounded by the Rue de la Tour Japonaise, Laskouter and Rue de Beyseghem.
- Versailles perimeter (PDF, 2.94 MB)
In order to bring this sustainable district contract to a successful conclusion, the City of Brussels wants to involve the residents and actors of the neighborhood throughout the process thanks to the creation of a citizens' panel that will be part of the 'District Committee', in charge of monitoring the development and implementation of the Versailles sustainable district contract.
In particular, the District Commission will have the task of contributing to the definition of the sustainable district contract and guiding the City of Brussels by issuing advice and recommendations as well as by sharing information and knowledge with a common goal: the elaboration of the projects according to the needs of the district.
Do you live in the perimeter of the new sustainable district contract? Do you work there? Would you like to be involved in the future of this district, offer your expertise and be a point of contact for the various users?
Then you can apply to participate in the District Commission of Versailles. Take this opportunity to participate in the elaboration of the program for the new sustainable district contract.
At least 12 citizens and 6 actors of the associations are appointed to participate actively in the development of the program of the new Versailles sustainable district contract.
They are selected in such a way that the diversity of the actors and the challenges of this district are represented as well as possible. Together with the services of the City of Brussels and the Region, they are setting up an action program to meet the needs of the district.
Register before 6 September 2021, using the following form:
- General principles of the District Committee (PDF, 161.55 KB) (in French)
A first information session is scheduled for 24 June 2021 at 6:30 pm at the 'Ecole primaire des Pagodes' (Avenue de Versailles 91-93 - 1120 Neder-Over-Heembeek). Registration is required:
The Versailles district contract benefits from a regional subsidy of 12.5 million euros.
The City of Brussels will release additional resources to develop an ambitious program.
The period from June 2021 to May 2022 is devoted to the development of the basic program, which includes a diagnosis of the district, the definition of priorities and an action plan. An environmental impact report is also being prepared to study the impact of the program on the environment of the residents of the neighborhood.
Throughout the year, various opportunities for meetings and exchanges (workshops, exploratory walks, meetings, interviews,...) are organized with local residents and associations.
The program must be approved by the City Council and the Brussels Capital Region by May 2022.
The program will start from June 2022, over a 50-month period.
The publications of the Versailles district contract are only available in Dutch and French.