About the Project
Nightingale Ballarat is the first regional Nightingale project. Located on Davey Street, Ballarat, the project includes one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as a shared rooftop garden and commercial space at the ground floor.
Housing Choices purchased six dwellings across the development, including four specialist disability apartments. The remaining homes were allocated to the pre-existing Nightingale purchaser list. Applicants were drawn from the Victorian Housing Register.
The Nightingale Ballarat offers a world first opportunity to understand the benefits of social and affordable tenancies within an owner occupier development featuring outstanding environmentally sustainable design, a development model delivering capped investor profit margins, low running costs for tenants and a community atmosphere promoting social and economic inclusion.
The collaboration with Nightingale Housing continues, with additional collaboration across the Nightingale Anstey, Nightingale Village and Bowden developments.
What is Community Housing?
Community housing is owned or managed by non-government, not-for-profit, registered housing agencies like Housing Choices. We partner with a range of support services and community organisations, enabling us to meet the immediate and longer-term needs of our residents, so that they can thrive and maintain long-term tenancies.
The community housing sector is a long standing and vital component of the Australian housing system and receives government funding to help address affordable housing shortages across the country. Over 100,000 Australian households currently live in community housing-owned and managed homes with subsidised rent, based either on a discount to the market rent or as a percentage of household income.
Social housing involves some degree of rental subsidy and is an umbrella term for public or community housing. While community housing is run by not for profits like Housing Choices, public housing is owned by the state governments. Community housing providers are regulated by the state and hold specialist expertise in property development, property management, tenancy management and community development.
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