Affordable housing: Demand still high
ACCESS Housing celebrated the completion of its 200th built or acquired home at the official opening of its affordable housing project at Rockingham.
Liveable Cities Program granted Access Housing funding to help deliver affordable owner-occupier and rental housing options to inner-city Rockingham.
The complex is located close to public transport routes and interchanges and is only minutes to the Rockingham foreshore.
Other amenities such as schools, parks, sporting facilities, Murdoch University campus and Rockingham Centre are close by.
This development is one of three that Access Housing has completed in the City of Rockingham since 2015, delivering an additional 50 new affordable homes to the City.
Access Housing has retained 22 for affordable rental purposes, including eight at this development.
The company is also nearing completion on its Jervis Rise project at Baldivis, which is comprised of a further 51 affordable apartments. It will take the company’s tally of affordable homes in the City of Rockingham past 100.
Chief executive Garry Ellender said the demand for affordable housing in Rockingham, and more broadly across WA, was still high despite the recent decline in the local property market.
“This project is a good example of how positive affordable housing outcomes can be achieved through partnerships between government agencies, local governments and not-for-profit Community Housing Providers like Access Housing,” he said.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley, Access Housing CEO Garry Ellender and City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels cutting the ribbon to officially open the development (pictured below).