Completed Developments

ADIRA APARTMENTS, WOY WOY

Cost on Completion

$5.5 million

Description

12 x one and two bedroom units with a mix of Social Housing (6 units partially funded by NSW State Government Community Housing Innovation Fund), Affordable Housing (3 units) and Private Market Rentals (3 units).

Commenced

December 2020

Completion

December 2021

Background

The Adira Apartments are specifically targeted to provide older women with safe, secure and affordable housing options. The mixed tenancy complex involves the integration of social, affordable and private market rental accommodation. This model has proven to be successful in Pacific Link Housing’s development at Glendale, completed in 2019.

The Apartments form part of a Pacific Link Housing’s owned security pool that has been leveraged with National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC), providing low-cost debt finance.

Pacific Link Housing currently manage the social housing tenancies within the Complex and its wholly owned social enterprise real estate agency, Key2 Realty, manage the affordable and private market units.

Tenancy allocation was completed in December 2021

AWARDS
  • 2022 Award Finalist – UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) NSW Awards for Excellence – Affordable Development Category

CANTON BEACH APARTMENTS

Cost on Completion

$5.8 million

Description

30 new studio (or micro) apartments for social and affordable housing.

Commenced

July 2019

Completion

August 2020

Background

In 2014 Evolve Housing and Pacific Link established an unincorporated joint venture (EPD) to provide a solution for government, in response to a tender. EPD won a $7m FACS capital grant for construction on three sites in the Central Coast and Western Sydney. With equity and debt financing the government grant has been leveraged by the JV to a total $17m investment allowing for delivery of 87 new social and affordable housing tenancies.

The Canton Beach Apartments was the final of three developments delivered under this joint venture, with previous properties completed at Woy Woy and Roselands.

AWARDS
  • 2022 Award Finalist – Property Council Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards – Affordable Housing Development Category
  • 2021 Award Winner with partner Skope Constructions – Master Builders Association of NSW Excellence in Building Awards – Affordable Housing category
  • 2021 Award Finalist with partner Skope Constructions – Master Builders Association Newcastle Excellence in Building Awards – Medium Density Project category

Tenancy allocation was completed in August 2020

PACIFIC GATEWAY, GLENDALE

Cost on Completion

$7.4 million

Description

21 one and two bedroom units to tenants from the social housing waitlist (six units) as well as tenants eligible for affordable housing and tenants in the private market.

Commenced

November 2017

Completion

December 2019

Background

The Pacific Gateway development in The Lake Macquarie LGA, will be aligned with the Communities Plus model of housing, which involves the integration of private, social and affordable housing. This purposeful integration of housing types is vital for achieving the following outcomes:

  • Reduces concentration of large public housing estates
  • Aspirational effect for social housing tenants
  • Opportunity for social housing tenants to progress on the housing continuum and transition from social to affordable tenancy without the disruption of relocation to another area as envisioned in Government’s Social Housing policy – Future Directions.
  • Applying the Community housing sector’s experience of managing mixed tenure developments.
AWARDS
  • 2021 Award Winner – Property Council Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards – Affordable Housing Development Category
  • 2020 Award Winner – HIA (Housing Industry Association) Hunter Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards
  • 2020 Award Finalist – UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) NSW Awards for Excellence – Affordable Development Category

Read more about the Communities Plus Program

Tenancy allocation was completed in January 2020

KINGS LANDING 265-267 King Georges Road, ROSELANDS

Cost on Completion

$5.8 million

Description

26 studio apartments to Silver standard (2 accessible and 8 are adaptable for people living with a disability).

Commenced

November 2017

Completion

June 2019

Background

In 2014 Evolve Housing and Pacific Link established an unincorporated joint venture (EPD) to provide a solution for government, in response to a tender. EPD won a $7m FACS capital grant for construction on three sites in the Central Coast and Western Sydney. With equity and debt financing the government grant has been leveraged by the JV to a total $17m investment allowing for delivery of 87 new social and affordable housing tenancies.

The development has been designed to connect residents with their local community, and is located a 10-minute walk from Roselands Shopping Centre. A 10-minute bus ride to Beverly Hills Station makes the location accessible to many employment opportunities across the ever-expanding Canterbury-Bankstown region. Residents are living in modern, self-contained apartments in an integrated community – there are no differences in amenities offered between social housing residents and affordable housing residents.

Key Partners in the development of this project include NSW Government, City of Canterbury Bankstown - Council, Sissons Architects – Concept and DA Architect, Kennedy Associates Architects – Construction Architect and Skope Constructions.

AWARDS
  • 2020 Award Winner – UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) NSW Awards for Excellence – Affordable Development Category

Tenancy allocation was completed in June 2019

28 Chambers Place, woy woy

Cost on Completion

$6.47 million

Description

31 studio apartments to Silver standard (10 disability adaptable).

Commenced

October 2015

Completion

May 2017

Background

In 2014 Evolve and Pacific Link established an unincorporated joint venture (EPD) to provide a solution for government, in response to a tender. EPD won a $7m FACS capital grant for construction of 82 studio apartment units on three sites in the Central Coast and Western Sydney.

With equity and debt financing the government grant has been leveraged by the JV to a total $17m investment.

The Woy Woy site project is a four-storey 31-room development with communal areas, a 40m2 commercial space, management residence and offices, with on-site parking. 10 units are adaptable and the building is completed to Silver LHDG standard, and the design has been carried out with a firm view of liveable housing guidelines where possible given the apartments are studio units. Thought has been given to unit structure and open plan flow while providing as much privacy as possible with the given spaces.

As much as possible effort was given to providing a comfortable living area with opportunities for social integration in the three common areas.

The striking architecture has been used to give the tenants a sense of pride in their building with the hope for reduced maintenance through greater respect for a quality home.

AWARDS
  • 2017 Award Finalist – UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) NSW Awards for Excellence – Affordable Development Category

 Tenancy allocation completed in June 2017.

6 walker cresent, raymond terrace

Cost on Completion

$0.6 million

Description

2 three-bedroom townhouses

Commenced

September 2015

Completion

June 2016

Background

In September 2015, a business case for an opportunity to purchase land and construct 2 three-bedroom townhouses was investigated and approved. Our business case process includes site due diligence, feasibility study, risk assessment, independent assessment of sale values and rental income streams. The project was fully self-financed and proceeds from sale of the dwellings in late 2016 were re-invested by PLH towards our mission and purpose of addiing to affordable housing supply.

Sold, and profits reinvested

6 Chapman Street, Cessnock

Cost on Completion

$1 million

Description

4 townhouses to Silver standard (2 disability-adaptable). Pacific Link as owner-developer, project managed based on designs from ADG Architects, for our pilot self-funded development.

Commenced

April 2015

Completion

January 2016

Background

In 2012, Pacific Link developed a plan to transition from Class Two to Class One (developer) registration status. This was achieved in mid-2013. Our plan was published by the Registrar of Community Housing as a best-practice case study of a well-planned approach to achieving developer status.

Once registered as Tier One under NRSCH, in 2014 the Board approved commencement of a pilot project at Cessnock to test our developer credentials and build management expertise. The project was fully self-funded and managed in-house directly with a local building contractor. The four townhouses were successfully completed on schedule and within budget in February 2016.

During the build, there were no disruption complaints, no health and safety incidents or near misses. The gardens have been designed with drought-tolerant indigenous plants and twelve new trees were planted to replace the trees that were originally on the site.

 Tenancy allocation was completed in February 2016