Unit complex at Morisset NSW

Our Developments

Demonstrated Experience

Home in Place has extensive experience in delivering social and affordable housing properties.
Over the past 12 months we have reinforced our development credentials through the delivery of 377 new dwellings, bringing the total number of new dwellings, directly delivered by Home in Place since 2009, to 915.

We have delivered homes under under various programs including the:

  • Nation Building Economic Stimulus Program
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme
  • Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund
  • Debt Equity Scheme
  • Hunter Residences Program
  • Affordable Housing Innovation Fund

In 2021 we completed the delivery of 493 homes across 19 development sites in just over two years under the NSW Governments’ Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

Commonwealth Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund

Under the Commonwealth Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund (SAIF), Home in Place delivered twenty Community Residences for young people with severe and profound disabilities who had been living in aged care.

All homes under this project are architecturally designed and attained platinum level under the Australian Livable Housing Design Guidelines.

These homes also include features to make living easier, are safe, and provide good access and functionality. They are designed to provide individualised, high quality, community housing for people with severe and profound support needs.

The SAIF program offers a new way of living for these people in a safe and supported environment. These homes have had a life changing impact on the people who live in them, many of whom are now living independently for the first time in their lives.

Home in Place continues to provide tenancy and asset management as well as community engagement programs for this program.

Hunter Residences Program

Home in Place partnered with BlueCHP Limited and Lighthouse Infrastructure Fund Trust, under the Home4Life consortium, which was selected by the NSW Government to deliver the Hunter Residences Program to deliver 64 new homes for people with disabilities in NSW, helping to support people moving out of large residential institutions in the Hunter Valley.

The new homes provide community-based accommodation and appropriate supports, to ensure people get the best possible care in their new homes.

The Hunter Residences Program is the first project to be funded by the Specialist Disability Allowance, which is being made available under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

BlueCHP led the development of these properties however Home in Place was involved in design and consultation. All dwellings were designed by expert architects for contemporary, community living and in accordance with the NDIS and NSW Government standards.

Home in Place is responsible for the long-term tenancy and asset management.

New Generation Boarding House Program

Home in Place has delivered several boarding houses to provide community accommodation. This one located in Adamstown, Newcastle was funded under the NSW Government’s New Generation Boarding House Program.

This boarding house provides a home to people with a disability and operates through a partnership agreement between Home in Place and disability support agency Aruma.

The program is designed to provide stable accommodation for people with a disability as they learn the skills required to move towards independent living.

There are 10 individual rooms in this residence all with their own bathrooms the rooms are spacious, allowing for additional furnishings such as small dining/lounge areas. There are also common lounge areas, and the kitchen and laundry facilities are shared. This was designed to look like individual units to fit into the streetscape of the area and provide a sense of home for the residents. The design and materials are modern and provide privacy as well as shared spaces for the residents.

NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund

Home in Place delivered nearly 500 properties, across 19 Hunter and Central Coast sites, as part of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).

We delivered these projects with our partners the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Tetris Capital, Centuria Capital, developers and local builders.

The Social and Affordable Housing Fund provides much needed additional social and affordable housing along with coordinated access to tailored support services, as well as access to employment and training opportunities.

Our Social and Affordable Housing Fund developments provide homes to people on the social housing waiting list as well as local key workers, creating integrated, inclusive and viable communities.

The delivery of almost 500 homes in just over two years is proof of what is possible when government leverages the know-how and capacity of the community housing sector.

Home in Place Group Chief Corporate Services Officer Lyndall Robertshaw

Recent Developments

Wickham | Newcastle

Unit complex on Station Street Wickham
Wickham is a vibrant suburb in the City of Newcastle. The site is part of a mixed residential & light industrial precinct now experiencing a significant revitalization as part of the City of Newcastle’s Wickham Master Plan. The surrounding area has been transformed into a residential area close to the harbour and foreshore of the Honeysuckle precinct of the Newcastle CBD.

This complex accommodates a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom, social and affordable housing units set over seven levels.

As well as being well located just minutes from local shops and services, and within easy walking distance of public transport links, the complex boasts a vastly superior level of finish and amenity.

A sense of space and natural light are key themes throughout the complex. The design maximises the potential of the small 410m2 footprint achieving 16 residential dwellings, comprising of 9 one-bedroom apartments and 7 two-bedroom apartments, a commercial space as well as a modern rooftop garden and BBQ area offering 360-degree views of Newcastle. Each apartment also has its own outdoor balcony.

The design reflects the inner-city industrial history of the location and is sympathetic to its surroundings while still managing to stand out, in the best possible way. It features quality environmental fittings which provide energy and water efficiency and help reduce the costs of utilities for the tenants. Overall, the development achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.5-star rating with some apartments achieving an 8.4-star rating. All apartments were constructed to a silver standard under the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines.

The building was designed by CKDS Architecture, a highly awarded design firm, renowned for excellence in design and built form, and built by North Construction.

These dwellings were delivered under the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund, through leveraging from properties vested under the NSW Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan as well as the City of Newcastle and Federal Government’s Building Better Cities Fund.

Adamstown | Newcastle

Unit complex at Adamstown NSW
This development is located in Adamstown within the City of Newcastle and offers a myriad of employment opportunities, services, shopping and transport options.

This area is part of the Adamstown Renewal Corridor under the Lower Hunter Regional Strategy which encourages an increase in residential densities along the corridor, improvements to the streetscape through development and landscaping, and improvements in access for residents and visitors.

This development includes 50 residential dwellings, comprising 13 one-bedroom apartments and 37 two-bedroom apartments. The apartments, accommodating a mix of social and affordable housing tenants, are set over six levels, with the ground floor also providing two communal spaces as well as an outdoor courtyard. In addition, the rooftop provides residents with a landscaped terrace, offering 360-degree views of the city.

The development is modern in design, complete with quality environmental fittings which provide energy and water efficiency and help reduce the costs of utilities for the tenants. All apartments were constructed to a silver standard under the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines to ensure apartments are accessible and appropriate for a range of tenants and their needs.

This project was built by local builder Graph Building and designed by Holdsworth Design and CKDS Architecture.

These dwellings were delivered under the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

Toukley  | Central Coast

Unit complex at Toukley NSW
Toukley is an expanding residential area on the Central Coast of NSW.

This development includes 34 residential dwellings, comprising a single one-bedroom apartment and 33 two-bedroom apartments, including 4 ground floor adaptable units with communal gardens and outdoor spaces. Most apartments have water views of the surrounding Tuggerah lakes and offer access to cool coastal breezes in the warmer months.

All apartments are generous in size and feature high ceilings, open plan living, expansive glazing allowing plenty of natural light, and generous balconies or courtyards. The apartments, accommodate a mix of social and affordable housing tenants and are all constructed to a silver standard under the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines.

This project was built by local builder Kingston Building and designed by local architects Space Design Architecture.

These dwellings were delivered under the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

Mayfield | Newcastle

Unit complex at Mayfield NSW
This development sits on the site of the former Super Strike bowling alley, a local landmark that had been operating since the 1960s but which had recently fallen into disrepair.

The complex offers 36 social and affordable homes, comprising 8 one-bedroom apartments and 26 two-bedroom apartments, as well as two commercial spaces.

The design features curved facades and parapets on the upper levels, with extensive use of brick and concrete offering a nod to the suburb’s industrial past.

High ceilings and large glazing provide vast amounts of natural light and allow for cross ventilation from ocean breezes in the warmer months.

Solar panels have been incorporated into the building to offset the energy used by the common areas and lift power consumption. Water captured on-site is also used to irrigate the common garden areas and surrounds. The project achieved a 7-star NatHERS energy rating meaning tenants will benefit from additional savings on power bills, as well as from affordable rents.

All apartments are constructed to a silver standard under the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines.

The development was delivered via a joint venture with Tetris Capital as part of a wider portfolio of 190 properties over four sites and three LGAs. It was built by local firm MARS Building and designed by local architects EJE Architecture.

These dwellings were delivered under the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

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