Women’s Housing Limited works to relieve disadvantaged groups within the community. It has successfully helped to ease inequality and along the way won the Affordable Living category for the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Vic) 2012 Awards for Excellence.

Women’s Housing Needs

Research showed those most likely to experience housing stress include:

  • older women reaching retirement age with low superannuation
  • women with disabilities
  • women with young children unable to access appropriate childcare

Since 1997, Women’s Housing Limited has been helping women with safe, secure, affordable housing choices by providing affordable, liveable, rental properties.

“The Women’s Housing Limited Bayswater Project, which comprises 27 apartments, was intended to provide a welcoming and secure environment.

The building incorporates environmentally sustainable design principles and robust, low-maintenance finishes and was an outstanding achievement for the Women’s Housing Limited and project builder, Buildcorp.

None of the tenants pay any more than 75 per cent market rent, thus allowing them to allocate resources to achieving financial sustainability.” Tony De Domenico, EO UDIA (Vic).

Judges’ Comments

“A worthy and much needed development, this exemplifies the advantage of maintaining control over planning and good use of government leadership.

The project builder, Buildcorp, was an important part of the achievement of the development and worked closely with the project team to achieve a great outcome within the tight budget.

An excellent example of a successful ‘Nation-building’ project.”

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