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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