LEADING HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: Highly Commended: Lawrence Street, Peakhurst, SGCH

Highly Commended: Lawrence Street, Peakhurst, SGCH

What the judges said:
“SGCH is up there with the leading community housing providers in sustainable living for tenants and they were deserving winners of their jurisdiction. The category had significant competition and the judges were keen to make sure Lawrence Street was recognised as a significant achievement.”

With community housing tenants one of the most vulnerable groups to rising energy costs, SGCH is strategically investing in long-term sustainable designs for their new projects.

Part of a broader program to deliver more than 200 energy-efficient homes across Sydney over the next two years, in 2017, SGCH completed their highest environmentally rated, affordable housing development in Lawrence Street, Peakhurst. This development is built to an average 8-star rating under the Nationwide Energy Rating Scheme, and is expected to save every tenant about $500 a year on apartment energy bills.