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Industry Recognition

2015 Premier's Awards logoThe Housing Authority greatly values its partnerships with the private and not-for-profit sector.

Through this cooperation outstanding housing products can be delivered to the market.
 
Housing is working to produce attractive and affordable housing options of the highest quality for Western Australians. Our partnerships will go a long way toward achieving our goal of providing at least 20,000 affordable housing options by 2020.is working to produce attractive and affordable housing options of the highest quality for Western Australians. Our partnerships will go a long way toward achieving our goal of providing at least 20,000 affordable housing options by 2020.
 
Examples of Housing's outstanding partnership outcomes that have been recognised by industry are listed below:

​Housing tops Premier's Awards

The Premier's Awards are a reason for a double celebration this year as Housing has not only won in the Developing the Economy category for the Shared Equity EOI Program, but has taken home the has not only won in the Developing the Economy category for the Shared Equity EOI Program, but has taken home the overall award as well.

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​Ellenbrook on top of the world

Twenty-one years after the first sod was turned in the Swan Valley, Ellenbrook was named the world’s best master-planned community at an international awards ceremony in Kuala Lumpur this week.

​Housing Direct celebrates second national award

The Housing Authority's Housing Direct call centre has taken out yet another award and has been named 2014 Auscontact Contact Centre of the Year in the ‘31 to 80 Full-time Employees’ category.

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​Top architecture award for Bunbury development

The Housing Authority's Victoria Street development in Bunbury has been recognised in the recent 2014 WA Architecture Awards.

The development, which provides affordable housing for transient people, claimed the Architecture Award in the Residential Architecture – Multiple Residential category. Housing's police housing project in Roebourne also received a commendation in the same category.

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​Housing wins at the IPAA (WA) Awards

The quality of the Housing Authority's programs and people have been highlighted by two wins at the 2014 Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA’s Achievement Awards.

The East Kimberley Development Package (EKDP) Transitional Housing Program won in the Best Practice in Collaboration between Government and Non-government Organisations category and Ruth Charles, Program Manager, walked away with the inaugural Leader of the Year Working within a Division/Team/Organisation award.

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​Housing wins State’s top public sector management prize

The Housing Authority has received the State’s top public sector management prize in the Improving Aboriginal Outcomes category at this year’s Premier’s Awards. The prestigious win was for the East Kimberley Development Package (EKDP) Transitional Housing Program.

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​Housing projects recognised for excellence

The development industry’s peak body recognised the Housing Authority's outstanding projects at its major award ceremony held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on the weekend (Saturday, 31 August).

Housing won four awards out of 11 categories and three discretionary awards in this year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Western Australia Awards for Excellence, including the prestigious President’s Award that recognises a project as being the ‘best of the best’ among all winning entries.

Housing's winning housing developments are: The Lime Street Project for the President’s Award and the Sustainable Urban Development category, Living Space for the Affordable Development category and Brighton Estate, Butler in the Masterplanned Development category.

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​Living Space

Winner for Affordable Development and finalist in the Sustainable Urban Development and Medium Density Development categories.

The Housing Authority's Living Space development at Cockburn Central in Perth’s southern corridor is a medium density, mixed-use project designed to offer affordable, sustainable living options in a modern, vibrant and engaged community. The 136-unit development lies just 200 metres from the Cockburn Central train station and centrally placed within Landcorp’s Cockburn Central City Centre, and is close to Murdoch’s health and educational facilities, including Murdoch University and the Fiona Stanley Hospital.

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​The Lime Street Project (Joint entry with St Bartholomew’s House and Formworks Architecture)

Winner of the President’s Award and in the Sustainable Urban Development category, and finalist in High Density Development category.

Completed in August 2012, the Lime Street Project is an innovative new homeless facility that allows its clients to move from crisis, to transitional, and eventually into long term accommodation while remaining part of the same community. It is the first time in Australia a program of this kind, and a homeless facility of this complexity, has been attempted.

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​Brighton Estate, Butler (joint entry with Satterley Property Group)

Winner in the Masterplanned Development category.

Brighton Estate is located 37 kilometres north of the Perth CBD in the City of Wanneroo and only 1.3km to the Indian Ocean. The estate currently comprises four primary schools, two high schools, a central lake, over 50 parks, a community centre, and a village shopping centre that includes a medical centre, Coles Supermarket, a variety of specialty shops, a café, tavern, and day care centre. Future amenities include additional primary schools, a 40,000m2 major retail and business centre, and train station.

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​Two IPAA Awards for Housing

The Housing Authority came away with two of five Best Practice awards for organisations at the recent IPAA award including the Department of Health Best Practice in Health and Wellbeing award for our Health and Wellness Program delivered by Trench Health and Fitness, and the Best Practice in Collaboration between Government and Non Government Organisations award for the management of the Stimulus Programs.

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​Top public sector honour for the Director General

Director General Grahame Searle has received the State's highest award for public sector management at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA Achievement Awards.

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​Stimulus programs claim Premiers award

The Housing Authority's achievements in managing the State and Federal Stimulus Programs have been rewarded in the 2011 Premier's Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

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​Housing wins five of 13 categories at UDIA awards

The Housing Authority won five out of 13 categories at the 2011 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Western Australia Awards for Excellence for its achievements providing affordable housing through partnerships with the private and community sectors.

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​Seniors Living: Bethanie Peel Community Housing

Bethanie Peel Community Housing represents the first of a new style of affordable housing for seniors by the Housing Authority and Bethanie Housing Ltd. This development consists of 96 units built in two, two-storey blocks. It provides a high-quality and well designed village environment for seniors who need a low cost rental housing solution. The development is located in Coodanup. This project was funded through the Commonwealth's Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

​Medium Density Development and Rising Star Award: Stella Orion Apartments in Success

Stella Orion is a part of the larger Stella Apartments project - a master-planned residential project located in Success that will ultimately deliver up to 900 units.  A partnership between the Housing Authority and Goodland Properties, it consists of 130 one and two-bedroom apartments offering modern living in a convenient location at an affordable price.  The development meets market demand for lock-and-leave or low maintenance homes and is located near the Mandurah to Perth rail line. This project was funded through the Commonwealth's Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

Affordable Development: Malvern Springs (Ellenbrook)

The Malvern Springs development is a joint-venture between the Housing Authority and Morella Pty Ltd with a capacity for about 2,000 dwellings.

Affordability is a key component in all aspects of Malvern Springs' design and build. It has a product mix which includes half of the lots priced under $200,000, product innovation with the development of five and six-metre terraced dwellings; and more efficient use of smaller lots.

Ellenbrook was the first large-scale joint venture undertaken by Housing and remains one of the most successful master-planned communities in Australia.

​Judges' Award: South Hedland New Living

The Judges' Award recognises outstanding achievement or innovation in a particular aspect of development.

New Living is an urban renewal project being undertaken by the Housing Authority and Jaxon Pty Ltd in South Hedland. The project will revitalise South Hedland and see the refurbishment of more than 480 houses, planned development of 1,000 residential lots and improved public infrastructure.