Doors set to open to Affordable Housing development

4 Jul 2011

Doncaster Hill's Affordable Housing development is nearing completion, and its first tenants are expected to move in by the end of July.

The contemporary apartment building has a six-star energy rating and will house "a diverse mix of people, from pension-level singles and retired couples through to working families earning up to $81,534 per annum," say not-for-profit housing association, Haven. Most of the tenants that have so far been approved are existing Manningham residents.

Manningham, and Doncaster Hill specifically, was chosen for this innovative project as a Principal Activity Centre that provides ready access to public transport and a full range of public and private services.

The development will include one, two and three bedroom apartments, with six apartments modified for tenants with a disability.

The $39.7 million development was funded through the Australian Government's Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, and delivered by Haven with Victorian Government support.
Affordable Housing supports sustainable economic development through the establishment of suitably located housing options for working people. It also offers tenants long-term rental security and a sense of place and belonging.

More information on the development, as well as application criteria and forms are available from the 99 Tram Road website.