Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    Public-private partnerships prove victorious

    9/09/2015 6:00 AM
    • One on Aberdeen and The Village at Wellard earn industry recognition

    State Government housing developments delivered in partnership with the private sector have stolen the show at the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) Awards for Excellence.


    One on Aberdeen won the Judges Award and was a finalist in the Affordable Development category, while The Village at Wellard was named best Masterplanned Development and was also a finalist in the Sustainable Urban Development category. 


    Housing Minister Colin Holt congratulated the Housing Authority on an outstanding result.


    "The industry recognition further validates this Government's preference to work with the private sector to deliver high quality, affordable developments," Mr Holt said.


    "Projects like One on Aberdeen show what is possible when a Government thinks outside the box and leverages private sector capital and development expertise to deliver affordable housing outcomes for West Australians on low-to-moderate incomes."


    Fifty per cent of the homes at One on Aberdeen were affordable, achieved through a mix of design innovation, diversity of apartment types, and initiatives targeted at low-to-moderate income renters and purchasers.


    One on Aberdeen and The Village at Wellard are also shining examples of transit-oriented developments where residents benefit from easy access to public transport and are in close proximity to essential services, shops, open spaces, cafes and other amenities.


    "The Village at Wellard was 12 years in the making and continues to be one of the best-selling estates in Perth," the Minister said.


    "This is a testament to its excellent design and strong focus on affordability, community and sustainability."


    The Liberal National Government has delivered more than 20,000 affordable homes across WA since 2010 under its 'Opening Doors' State Affordable Housing Strategy, and recently announced a new target of 30,000 affordable homes by 2020.


    Fact File

    • One on Aberdeen is a partnership between the Housing Authority and Diploma Properties and has delivered 161 high quality residential and seven commercial units in the heart of Perth
    • The Village at Wellard is a partnership between the Housing Authority and Peet Limited and is currently home to more than 3,000 people.  This is expected to expand to 7,000, representing 14.2% of Kwinana's projected population in 2021

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