First tenants move in: Carey Park project nears completion

19 Jan 2015

Access Housing’s commitment to being Western Australia’s leading provider of affordable housing has strengthened further with the handover of two newly developed villas within its latest property development in Carey Park.

Access Housing and Coastline Homes are working together in a joint venture to develop 20 two and three-bedroom villas at the Locke Street development. This modern complex will provide housing options for families and is ideally located close to numerous schools and parks and is only minutes from the centre of Bunbury.

Access Housing will retain 10 of the villas for social and affordable housing purposes, two of which were recently handed over to Access Housing and tenanted immediately by happy new residents. Coastline Homes will retain the remaining 10 villas for private sale.

The Locke Street complex is Access Housing’s seventh property development project, following on from its previously completed developments including Burley Street, Mandurah (completed February 2013), West Road, Capel (May 2013), Barnes Avenue, Australind (July 2013), Blue Wren Drive, Eaton (January 2014), Waverley Road, Coolbellup (July 2014) and Allnut Street, Mandurah (October 2014).

The Locke Street development is scheduled to be fully finalised and formally handed over to Access Housing by Coastline Homes by late April. Once complete, the project will take the overall number of dwellings developed by Access Housing since 2013 to 106.

“Access Housing has set a determined development target of 191 social and 200 affordable dwellings to be achieved by our Property Assets team by 2016,” Access Housing Chief Executive Officer Garry Ellender said.

“Once our remaining eight villas at Locke Street are finalised and handed over to us, Access Housing will have developed more than 100 new social and affordable rental dwellings, allowing a range of low and moderate income earners across a broad spectrum of demographics to be able to move into new homes.

“Our committed Property Assets team, under the leadership of General Manager Su Groome, are helping ensure Access Housing lead the way for affordable housing development in Western Australia and are addressing the shortage of housing in a tangible way that will continue to make social and affordable rental dwellings available to Western Australians on low and moderate incomes.”