Connected Living – Housing within Reach

The Housing Authority has released seven sites in key transit precincts, calling on developers and/or consortia to partner with the Authority to deliver innovative medium and high density affordable housing. At the Connected Living project launch, the Housing Authority expressed their intention for the developments to provide a new benchmark for affordable high density developments across Perth through innovation and quality design.

Connected Living will contribute to the Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-2020: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing target of delivering 30,000 affordable homes by 2020. The land release will result in over 500 new apartments, with at least 15% of properties being affordable for low to moderate income households, in line with the Housing Authority targets.

There is a growing conversation around the benefits of urban infill, high density and transit oriented development across the Perth housing sector, particularly in terms of affordability and diversity of housing stock, and Shelter WA is impressed to see the Housing Authority leading the way for innovation through Connected Living. Access to jobs and services is crucial to the success of affordable housing developments, and the Connected Living sites are well located around transit orientated precincts which provide this access.

The sites include:

  • Armadale
  • Butler
  • East Perth
  • Gosnells
  • Midland
  • Perth
  • Wellard

The Housing Authority is calling for expressions of interest from developers to partner with them to deliver Connected Living through the design, funding and development of the sites. The Connected Living initiative promotes the development of affordable housing in areas of existing high amenity. Full details are available at Tenders WA.

EOI submissions must be lodged before 2.30pm WST Friday 26 February 2016.

The Housing Authority is hosting an Industry Briefing on 9 December 2015, 1:30-2:30pm, at the Hyatt Regency, Perth. This briefing is for interested developers and stakeholders to learn more details of the project and the tender process.

View the media release here.