The Connected Living initiative has a vision to help transform Perth’s housing market by delivering more affordable developments around key transit precincts and activity centres. A target of 500 new apartments focused on affordability and transit oriented living has been set, to be delivered through Connected Living.
Developments under the program should align with the following objectives:
Affordability: Generate housing that is appropriate and affordable to those on low to moderate incomes.
Diversity: Deliver a mix of dwelling configurations and sizes to accommodate a range of household types and incomes, or households that are otherwise not well catered for in the local community
Design Quality: Create fit for purpose, high quality developments that contribute to better places and spaces through the use of good design principles and practices.
Innovation: Demonstrate innovation in design, construction processes, sustainability and/or commercial structures that have the potential to grow capacity and be replicated across the affordable housing market.
Sites in Perth, Butler, East Perth, Gosnells, Midland, Wellard, and Armadale were included in an Expression of Interest process in December 2015 to partner with Housing.
The initiative represented the first time that Housing had engaged in a transport aligned initiative of this scale and sought to stimulate future infill and transit-oriented living in metropolitan Perth.
Connected Living is strongly aligned to the State Governments Metronet initiative for integrated land use and transport outcomes, and will deliver jobs, innovative housing options and better transport connections in well located urban centres across Perth.
Sites in Perth, East Perth, Gosnells, Midland and Wellard have progressed through the procurement process, with contract negotiations with preferred partners currently underway.