Kyme Place, Port Melbourne
Location: Port Melbourne, Victoria
Year: June 2012
Number and type of affordable and/or social housing dwellings: The project is a 27 dwelling building, comprising five 1-bedroom units and 22 studios across three levels above a Council-owned car park. The property has 2 fully accessible units and 11 that are adaptable for persons with a physical disability.
Area of the housing continuum: Community housing
Client group served: Low income single persons with significant links to the City of Port Phillip.
Housing costs: $324,074 construction cost per dwelling
Program partners: City of Port Phillip, Port Phillip Housing Association (PPHA) and the Victorian government. MGS Architects.
Program value: $8.75 million
How it was delivered: The 'air rights' were transferred to PPHA for the development and Council retained ownership and management of the public car park under the new development (22 spaces).
Funding: $6.5 million (Victorian State Government (Ooh)
Other information: The households allocated to the project have a mix of housing backgrounds, many having experienced homelessness or housing related stress.
Awards: shortlisted for Victorian RAIA annual awards (multi residential category)
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