Community Housing Limited’s success as an organisation is largely due to community engagement approaches that build on community strengths, sharing expertise and creating partnerships to develop innovative project plans to improve access to sustainable housing with a broad range of community partners.
This project showcases Community Housing Limited’s community engagement approach suited to working with indigenous communities, GEGAC, a local Aboriginal Cooperative, Coop, FACSIA.
A mix of unit types was required to cater for a variety of housing needs, with all properties providing access for people with disabilities.
The development provides 5 x 1 bedroom units, 4 x 2 bedroom units and 4 x 3 bedroom units, all single storey brick veneer units
The house faces west towards the street with a side carport and connecting deep front veranda to shelter the front door and windows from the west sun.
An additional shading device was provided to the west facing bedroom window. The long north wall of the house includes sun-catching windows to the living areas and the large lounge room to the rear overlooks the private garden and accesses a generous undercover outdoor living area.
The driveway enters from Drevermann Street, with enough space left on this street frontage to fit a 2 bedroom unit. It then runs down into the site and along the southern boundary. This allows vehicle access into the south facing carports adjacent to the front door of each unit, and visitor car parking is provided to Rescode requirements.
Also included in the unit is wheelchair access, with wider doorways and step less shower; and an energy-efficient design achieving 5.5 stars.
Construction commenced in April 2007 and the tenants moved in September 2007.