Future Developments

Future Developments

In order to achieve our long term vision we will deliver a number of social, affordable and market housing outcomes over the next 10 years. Our future developments will be delivered via redevelopment and upgrade of our assets and new residential homes.

Our new residential development will consist of:

  • new social housing for retention (to replace existing transferred stock) – to be delivered through the redevelopment of transferred stock and Unity Housing’s internal asset renewal program;
  • new affordable housing for retention (75% of market rent);
  • new affordable housing for sale via pathways to home ownership (rent to buy);
  • new affordable housing for sale via pathways to home ownership (shared appreciation);
  • new market housing for sale – to be delivered through baseline development growth model; and
  • upgrade of transferred stock.

Our new residential development strategies have been created specifically to support the objectives of the Renewing Our Streets and Suburbs (ROSAS) program and will encourage housing growth and contribute to healthy, affordable and liveable neighbourhoods.

Design of new dwellings and the anticipated needs of tenants

Our development strategies provide sustainable, flexible and liveable housing including features which meet a diverse range of tenant requirements, and which are subject to ongoing review to reflect building industry best practice. We provide appropriate design solutions demonstrating sound investment in social and affordable housing.

Unity Housing has extensive proven successful experience in delivering developments which recognise and meet the needs of specific client groups such as:

  • people living with disability;
  • domestic violence survivors;
  • frail aged homeless;
  • key workers; and
  • low income, singles, couples and families
Environmental Sustainability

Unity Housing recognises environmental sustainability is a whole-of-life consideration, therefore, we apply our experience and knowledge of environmentally sustainable best practice to all of our asset management activities, namely:

  • design (specification and materials schedules);
  • development (construction and site specific requirements);
  • upgrade (specification, fit for purpose and materials schedules); and
  • repairs and maintenance (life cycle costing analysis).