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RP Infrastructure Award for Best Affordable Housing Development

This award category seeks to award organisations that are committed to meeting an ever-increasing market demand for affordable housing.

The category is focussed on projects that deliver affordable housing for either home ownership or rental accommodation and is open to the private, community and government sectors. Applicants will need to ensure that all subsidies, grants or concessional loans from the government are disclosed to allow like-for-like evaluation.

This award aims to recognise and publicly reward the quality of build, social impact and ‘value for money’ in a new or refurbished affordable housing development.

Eligible entrants will be projects, developments or refurbishments that have been completed by 31 December 2022 (completed in the past 5 years) and have been operating for at least one year as at 31 December 2023 and have not previously won the award.

The award is open to members of the Property Council of Australia only. The nominator or owner of the entry must be the member.

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2024 Finalists

38 Albermarle Street - VIC

Nominated by Assemble

Owned by Assemble

38 Albermarle Street, Kensington is Assemble’s pilot purchase pathway project, targeting an affordable solution to home ownership for those on moderate incomes. Residents living in 73 high-quality, well-connected homes are supported with set rental and purchase pricing, bulk-buying initiatives, and money coaching while on their journey to home ownership.

Bigge Street - NSW

Nominated by TURNER

Owned by Homes NSW

Bigge Street answers the urgent need for social housing in NSW. The design exemplifies tenure blind social housing providing the same or better design quality and resolution that would be expected by the private market but with enhanced durability and sustainable features that are essential for social housing.

Chermside Affordable Housing - QLD

Nominated by The Salvation Army

Owned by The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, a Not for Profit organisation, developed a 4 Level, 26 Unit Affordable Housing Complex in Chermside QLD with community areas, vibrant communal gardens, landscaping, interactive play areas, administration offices and basement parking. The housing complex is located near transport, schools, healthcare and a Shopping Centre.

Clifton Park at Camden Park - SA

Nominated by Junction

Owned by Junction

Clifton Park is a mixed precinct development located along ANZAC Highway – one of Adelaide’s most well-travelled connections from city to bay. The project features 54 architecturally designed townhouses and apartments seamlessly blending social, affordable and market housing into an integrated community which people are proud to call home.

Navali - NSW

Nominated by Urban Property Group

Owned by Urban Property Group

Located in Penrith, Navali is an innovative 10-storey mixed-use development, which provides high-quality, yet affordable homes, including National Disability Insurance Scheme apartments, affordable housing, and private market housing. It's comprised of 163 apartments, ground floor retail and resident facilities including a rooftop garden, communal space, kitchen, and children’s play areas.

2023 Winner

11 Gibbons Street, Redfern (NSW)

SGCH’s 11 Gibbons Street development of social & affordable housing represents urban renewal at its best. Built in the heart of Redfern, this sustainable 18-storey building achieves an average 8-star NatHERS rating. Featuring 162 homes, a community hub, playground, bicycle storage and workshop, commercial & office spaces and culturally significant public art.

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