The Community Housing Project in Marsden will deliver two, three-bedroom 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.
The dwellings will be designed and constructed to the High Physical Support Specialty 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.
Detailed designs have been developed and construction is expected to commence in the coming months with completion estimated for mid-2021.
The Community Housing Project in Marsden will provide a permanent, purpose-built home for six Logan community members.
Australia’s community housing crisis is a result of decades of inadequate investment and there is a current 650,000 dwelling shortfall. Statistics from the Community Housing Industry Association forecast Australia to have a deficit of 1 million community homes within 20 years.
investLogan is actively responding to that demand locally by creating community homes that support the tenants, not just physically, but by allowing them to feel connected to the local community which will drive broader social and economic benefits.
Compass Housing has been appointed to operate and manage the housing project, alongside BlueCHP who will conduct the design, construction and certification.
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 and New South Wales, 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.