The Queensland State Government has announced a partnership with Churches of Christ in Queensland for a proposed development of Multiple Dwellings on land owned by the Churches of Christ, which will provide future jobs creation under a grant from the Queensland Government’s Housing Construction Jobs Program.
Designed by Ryall Smyth Architects, the project is to provide thirty (30) low-medium density units for eligible seniors over the age of 55 that will be invited to transition to the low maintenance units.
Linus Power, Member for Logan stated, “this project represents a new way of delivering safe, secure and affordable housing while also delivering jobs for Logan”. “We invited Expressions of Interest from groups and businesses keen to work with the Palaszczuk Government to provide additional social housing properties, to find innovative ways to deliver new kinds of affordable housing that blends with the surrounding neighbourhood”.
– Twenty Four (24) x 1 bedroom apartments
– Six (6) x 2 bedroom apartments
– Green spaces and communal spaces
– Shared drying court
– Mobility scooter charging bays
– Barbeque area
– Community gardens
Linus Power, stated the project, “is designed to be comfortable and adaptable so that residents can feel confident their homes will be suitable for them for many years to come”. “What’s important about this complex is that it’s near transport, shopping and essential services, and while the units are small enough to be easy to maintain, they’re also large enough to have friends and family over.”
Frances Paterson-Fleider, General Manager in the Churches of Christ (Housing Services), stated, “the transitioning residents will benefit from being able to remain connected to the community, friends, family and the services they currently access, such as doctors”.
Churches of Christ outlined the project was one of four locations integrated community housing, retirement living, residential aged care and community care services. The project model by the Churches of Christ in Queensland is intended enable residents to age in place, providing independence, privacy, dignity and security.
Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works stated, “the development includes six units to the Platinum Level of Liveable Housing Design, and the remaining 24 units to the Gold Level to assist people with mobility impairment”. “Platinum Level units include features such as wider doorways and halls as well as handrails, making them particularly suitable for people in wheelchairs.”
The Information and References
– Media Statement: QLD Government
– Address: 46 Middle Road, Hillcrest, Logan
– Land Owner: Churches of Christ in Queensland
– Developer: Churches of Christ in Queensland
– Design Renders: Ryall Smyth Architects
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