Awards

2016

Business News Rising Star Awards – NFP/Charity Award
Awarded to Access Housing

Access Housing was recognised for its growth, diversification and innovation by claiming the Not-For-Profit / Charity category award at the 2016 Business News Rising Stars Awards.

The Business News Rising Stars Awards are used as a platform to uncover and showcase rising star organisations that have experienced recent growth but still have future potential. Eligible companies must be based in Western Australia, have shown growth over the past few years, wish to inspire others to grow their enterprises and wish to build its profile.

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2015

Australasian Housing Institute – Outstanding Achievement Award (WA)
Awarded to General Manager Property Assets Su Groome

TKPhoto058_zps8go5jtzqThis award recognised housing professionals who make a strong impact on social housing whose work demonstrates the enormous difference one person can make to the housing profession.

Su has more than 20 years’ professional experience as an architect, planner, policy advisor and sustainability strategist working on a diverse portfolio of projects in urban, rural and remote locations across Australasia.

Su is delivering results and collaborating with others in the community housing sector to achieve tangible, invaluable social outcomes for Access Housing and community housing tenants in the form of increased affordable housing supply and property maintenance services.

Su has been recognised for her contribution to the affordable housing sector through selection as an inaugural member of the Property Council of WA’s ‘Women in Property Committee’. This allows her to raise the profile of women in the property industry but also highlight the role of the not-for-profit sector and the ongoing importance of affordable housing in a climate where affordable rents and home ownership are beyond the reach of a growing number of Australians. Su will also soon commence a position as WA’s representative on the AHI Board. 


Australasian Housing Institute – Inspirational Team Member Award (WA)
Awarded to Policy Officer Michelle Shaw

TKPhoto045_zpsrjsvcrcvThis award recognised an individual who consistently shows a willingness to add value over and above their official role and who motives others by the approach they take to their work.

Michelle has worked for Access Housing for more than eight years in different non-management capacities within the company’s Tenancy Services department.

With more than 20 years of social and community housing experience that has been hallmarked by commitment, drive and determination, Michelle has been instrumental in instigating, shaping, developing and driving changes within Access Housing to ensure our Tenancy Services division remains compliant, consistent, competitive and provides value for money for our tenants. Michelle is an unofficial leader and mentor to her colleagues, respected throughout Access Housing. 


Australasian Housing Institute – Excellence in Social Housing Award (WA)
Jointly awarded to Access Housing and City of Perth

TKPhoto063_zpsqnububj9This award recognised an organisation/s that shows excellence in the provision of social housing by going beyond the expected as well as showing initiative and courage.

The City of Perth’s ‘Penny Lane’ Affordable Apartments in East Perth comprises 48 apartments which are rented to inner-city workers on low to moderate incomes that wish to live close to their workplace but cannot afford renting in the private Perth CBD rental market.

Access Housing has been involved with the Penny Lane project since its inception through its attraction of National Rental Affordability Scheme incentives on the apartments. Its subsidiary for-profit real estate company, Access Housing Realty, acts as property manager for the development. All property management fees are donated to Access Housing to assist in the development of more affordable housing for Western Australians.


2012

Australasian Housing Institute – Outstanding Achievement Award (WA)
Awarded to Chief Executive Officer Garry Ellender