This project is a great example of collaboration between Southern Cross Housing, Shoalhaven City Council, and Department of Communities & Justice. The project has a long history which began with a number of stakeholders including Property Council of Australia, Edmiston Jones Architects, Shoalhaven City Council, Southern Cross Housing, and the community members of Bomaderry. Council owned 3 old properties which were being managed by Southern Cross Housing and an initial two-day workshop ‘hypothetically’ designed an appropriate project on the proposed site in consideration of all stakeholder input. The workshop was such a success it led to Shoalhaven City Council purchasing another 2 adjacent properties and gifting the whole development site to Southern Cross Housing. The gifting of the land coupled with some funding provided by Department of Communities and Justice, allowed Southern Cross to afford to finance the rest of the project cost.
A modern 39-unit complex comprising a mix of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom dwellings. Each dwelling will be fully self-contained with private open space, most have parking spaces, outdoor community gardens and BBQ area, as well as a kid’s playground. This project has sort extensive community consultation and some really great feedback has been incorporated into the design. The project is governed by an experienced steering group made of Southern Cross Housing, Shoalhaven City Council, and Department of Communities and Justice.