Unity has established itself as one of the largest housing developers in the not-for-profit sector, having delivered $78 million in housing development in South Australia since 2013. With strong organisational and staff capacity, and a growth pipeline, we continue to respond to our strategic goal of increasing affordable housing supply.
Community Housing Asset Renewal Program
Unity currently has a number of projects being delivered over two stages. We are also conducting initial feasibility studies on identified properties from our existing portfolio to assess properties for potential development to be delivered over the next three to five years through a rolling development program.
Ashburton Street, Blair Athol
This project involved the completion of two town houses and two units for people living with a disability. The project included the sale of four obsolete South Australian Community Housing Authority (SACHA) funded dwellings and reinvestment on a Renewing our Streets and Suburbs (ROSAS) site in Blair Athol.
Completed in September 2017, this project was delivered by Oryx Property as a partnership project that resulted in new housing outcomes, being a mix of four social and four market houses. Unity was provided with the four social housing properties as a turnkey product. Two of the properties were built to Liveable Housing Design guidelines ‘Silver’ requirements for elderly people and/or people living with disability, and two properties are four-bedroom townhouses for larger families.
The total cost of the turnkey product to deliver four social housing dwellings was fully funded by the sale of four obsolete SACHA-funded properties.