Access Housing Australia Ltd has further strengthened its commitment to tangibly increasing the supply of Affordable Housing in the South West after officially opening its latest development in Carey Park (City of Bunbury) today.
Access Housing and project partner Coastline Homes worked together to develop 20 two and three-bedroom villas within the Carey Park complex, all of which have National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) incentives attached to them. Access Housing will retain 10 of the villas for Affordable Housing purposes. The remaining 10 villas have been sold to private NRAS investors by Coastline Homes, which will also be used for Affordable Housing while being managed by Access Housing.
The modern development provides housing options for low to moderate income families and is ideally located close to schools, Edith Cowan University, Bunbury train station, shopping facilities and public transport routes.
The complex was officially opened today by the Minister for Housing, the Hon. Colin Holt MLC and Access Housing CEO Garry Ellender in front of guests including tenants, local dignitaries and complex development partners and suppliers.
Mr Ellender said the Carey Park development – Access Housing’s fourth development in the South West – showcased the company’s significant investment in, and ongoing commitment to, providing the region with Affordable Housing options.
“This development has brought the total number of Affordable Housing dwellings built by Access Housing and its partners in the South West in the past two years to 68, which includes 37 that we have retained for social and affordable rental housing,” Mr Ellender said.
“In addition to these completed dwellings we also have several other projects currently under construction or in planning, including seniors’ housing projects that will deliver 26 new affordable dwellings in Boyanup and Dardanup next year, of which half will be offered for sale to older Australians on moderate incomes wanting to remain in their local communities.
“Access Housing has identified the South West as being a region requiring more investment in Affordable Housing options. We are working closely with a range of stakeholders in the region to help ensure we lead the way in increasing Affordable Housing supply in the South West. We are proud to be contributing to and assisting members of the South West community in securing affordable, sustainable housing and look forward to building on our contribution in the years ahead.”
The Carey Park development is Access Housing’s eighth constructed (ninth completed overall) Affordable Housing project and its fourth in the South West. Access Housing’s other SW Affordable Housing developments are West Road, Capel (17 dwellings completed May 2013), Barnes Avenue, Australind (6 dwellings completed in July 2013) and Blue Wren Drive, Eaton (25 dwellings completed in January 2014).