Bridge Street Affordable Housing Project Full Steam Ahead

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September 23, 2021

After breaking ground in June, Donnybrook’s Bridge Street Housing project by Alliance Housing is moving forward with construction of the $3.25 million development set to begin next month.

Alliance Housing Chief Executive Kay Shaw said she was thrilled South-West based JAK Civil had managed to continue delivering the siteworks despite the wet winter.

“This has been a long time in the making, so to see it come to life over the past few months has been very exciting,” she said.

 “We are looking forward to Smith Constructions starting the build shortly with completion scheduled for June 2022.”

 Ms Shaw said Alliance Housing was welcoming expressions of interest for those aged 65 and over living in area.

 “This is a local project for local people,” she said.

 “Housing plays a critical role in supporting quality of life and wellbeing in older age and appropriately designed housing can support people to live independently for longer.

 “Well-planned and located housing can facilitate connection to community, support social and economic participation.”

 Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup president Brian Piesse said commencement of the project was welcomed by all stakeholders and more importantly those with an interest in becoming first residents.

 “Given the shortage of housing of any kind throughout the State at this time, it is encouraging to witness the early onsite progress,” he said.

 South West Development Commission Chief Executive Mellisa Teede said the project was supported by the State Government through the Regional Aged Accommodation Program.

 “The State Government is supporting projects that help to meet the aged accommodation needs of regional Western Australia, allowing people to remain connected to their communities as they age,” she said.

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Photo Above: JAK Civil machine operator Wayne Rodgers, project engineer Jorge Avendano, Alliance Housing Chief Executive Kay Shaw and machine operator Francis Davis on site.

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