Projects

BRIDGE STREET HOUSING PROJECT    

After some initial delays, an exciting project to build 11 independent living units for tenants over the age of 65 on Bridge Street in Donnybrook is up and running. The development will incorporate universal design principles and feature nine two-bedroom units, as well as two one-bedroom units within walking distance of the Donnybrook town centre.

Alliance Housing is undertaking the project, with work expected to commence on site in June. The $3.125M project is due to be completed in 2022. With a strong focus on ageing-in-place, the units will meet Australian Adaptable Housing Standards and offer an affordable rental option for eligible persons.

Alliance Housing was established over 20 years ago to assist in the development of a community housing sector in the South West. Building good local networks and creating a strong local presence has assisted them to grow in size and reputation. By providing secure affordable housing and encouraging tenant participation they aim to enrich the lives of those they assist.

Alliance Housing’s CEO said "Alliance is particularly pleased to be broadening its SW regional housing opportunities to include Donnybrook-Balingup as this has long been in our planning. We strongly support the provision of housing options in local communities where people have likely grown up, lived and worked alongside relatives and friends."

Alliance shares the excitement of local older residents and their families as the complex site comes to life, opening up new opportunities for Donnybrook-Balingup people in particular to live independently in this purpose built complex.

FLYNN STREET HOUSING PROJECT

In 2013 Alliance Housing saw an opportunity to redevelop a block on Flynn Street, Bunbury that had a very old duplex sited on a large block of land. The block show the potential to support the building of 5 new units. In 2014 Department of Communities (Housing) transferred the title of the land to Alliance Housing. Alliance Housing placed a caveat against the title to ensure that the units will house over 55s or people with disabilities.

The five unit complex which was built includes two 2 bedroom units and three 1 bedroom units and are located near parks and a major shopping centre. The units are designed to cater to people with physical disabilities and feature hand rails in bathrooms and wider doors for wheelchair access.

Funding was provided/leveraged in the main from Westpac Bunbury and through the accumulated funds of Alliance Housing. As a not for profit organisation it will always be the intent of Alliance Housing to continue to use surplus funds for the growth and betterment of the community housing sector in the south west of Western Australia.

The Bunbury City Council were very supportive of the project in terms of planning advice and in terms of financial assistance agreeing to waiver the normally mandatory footpath deposit fee of $5030.00.

The then Minister for Housing Colin Holt officially opened the units at the Grand Opening Ceremony held on November 2015.

ELECTRA LANE HOUSING PROJECT

Alliance Housing’s first building project started in June 2012, with the building of two, 3 bedroom units in Australind. The units were built in close proximity to the shopping centre, landscaped parks and schools. Alliance Housing, funded this project. These units can be used for social or affordable housing.

Development Overview

Alliance Housing WA has a strong emphasis on design and liveability, choosing locations carefully and ensuring the design and typeof development fits within the community. Consideration is given for our developments to be close to key facilities vital to the success of our communities, such as employment, schools, shops, hospitals, restaurants, community services and transport routes.

Our development program purpose is to assist low income WesternAustralian’s into stable, affordable housing. We strive to offer our tenants, homes they can be proud of in locations that meet their needs and in communities they feel welcome in.

As a not-for-profit organisation, any income we receive is reinvested to increase the supply of quality, affordable homes. One of the ways we have increased our supply has been through the development and construction of new, purpose-built homes.

Development projects are a mutually beneficial undertaking betweenAlliance Housing WA and our partners. Our partners include builders, developers, land owners, support agencies and local, state and federal government agencies. They allow Alliance Housing WA to increase the supply of affordable housing and meet targets set by state and federal government agencies. They enhance corporate social responsibility outcomes whilst achieving desired project outcomes.

Partnering with Alliance Housing WA will not only benefit your organisation, it will have a positive impact on some of WA’s most disadvantaged community members.If you would like to form a property development partnership withAlliance Housing WA, please contact us on 08 9791 5438.