Hepburn Shire Council, in Victoria has partnered with Community Housing Limited (CHL) to increase affordable housing in the Clunes community under the Hepburn Joint Venture Project. It comes as part of the Hepburn Council’s response to the shortage of affordable housing in the Shire.
The project will provide four purpose built double bedroom units to low income earners in the Clunes communityÂ including, seniors, key workers and young people and will be built to varying disability design standards to allow future tenants to ‘age in place’.
CHL is an experienced housing provider with twenty four years of experience in managing end to end delivery of affordable housing including design, construction, tenancy and property management. The construction is expected to commence in the next couple of months and is jointly funded by Hepburn Shire Council and CHL. The new homes will be ready for occupation in the latter half of 2019.
According to Steve Bevington, Managing Director of CHL, ‘We are excited to be collaborating with the Hepburn Shire Council for this project in the Clunes community where CHL has been managing properties for a long time.’
‘These units will not only increase the much needed supply of long term social and affordable housing in the community but will also contribute to the local economy with the creation of local jobs and short to long term employment opportunities’, adds Steve.