investLogan closer to delivering crucial community housing

investLogan is one step closer to turning the first sod on an innovative NDIS housing solution in Marsden after signing a heads of agreement with Compass Housing and BlueCHP this week.

Following detailed negotiations with shortlisted applicants, investLogan appointed BlueCHP to design and construct the two, three-bedroom dwellings and Compass Housing to operate and manage the community housing project.

The collaborative partnership will deliver dwellings that can be used as National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) housing and also provide facilities for a Supported Independent Living Provider to be present on site.

investLogan Chairman Steve Greenwood said investLogan is pleased to have made the deal official this week.

“The alignment of vision between investLogan, Compass Housing and BlueCHP will ensure the community housing project is delivered with community-focus at the forefront,” Mr Greenwood said.

“Both Compass Housing and BlueCHP are committed to making a positive contribution to the Logan community and have strong track records for delivering disability housing.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with organisations such as these to deliver a project that is going to bring immense value to the people of Logan.”

The dwellings will be designed and constructed to the High Physical Support Speciality Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Category, which is designed to incorporate a high level of physical access provision for people with significant physical impairment and requiring very high levels of support. This standard is equivalent to the Liveable Housing Australia ‘Platinum’ level.

Construction is due to start in early 2020, with completion due by mid-2020.

Compass Housing has 30 years’ experience in the provision of secure and affordable housing for low to moderate income households and the delivery of innovative housing products for disadvantaged people.

Compass Housing currently manages more than 6,400 properties across Queensland including 130 Specialist Disability Accommodation dwellings and is contracted to manage a further 280 SDA dwellings.

BlueCHP are presently designing and delivering nearly 70 NDIS Group Homes.