Our residential development within the Riverwalk Estate in Werribee will deliver 18 environmentally sustainable, affordable homes, delivered through a community housing model that supports residents and builds links with the community.
Our Riverwalk Estate homes are being developed in partnership with Homes Victoria under the Victorian Government’s $5.3 billion Big Housing Build.
The dwellings are designed to Livable Housing Australia Silver Level and 7 Star NatHERS ratings. Riverwalk Estate Werribee has been masterplanned by Development Victoria and will include two schools, a town centre, sports and recreation facilities and a community centre. The site is close to the Werribee shopping precinct, public transport, walking and cycling tracks, parks, and other services and amenities.
Our homes will be offered to applicants drawn from the Victorian Housing Register. On completion, Housing Choices will deliver both tenancy and property management services for the dwellings and our residents, as well as community-building initiatives.
Over 20,000 Victorian households currently live in community housing-owned and managed homes. They are from all walks of life - single people, couples, young families, older women, newly arrived Victorians and people with disability.
The community housing sector is a long standing and vital component of the Australian housing spectrum, alongside public housing and private housing. ‘Social housing’ is an umbrella term that includes both public housing and community housing. It generally indicates housing that involves some degree of rental subsidy. In Victoria, public housing is managed by Homes Victoria. Community housing is owned or managed by non-government, not-for-profit, registered housing agencies like Housing Choices.
Community housing providers are regulated by the Victorian Housing Registrar and hold specialist expertise in property development, property management, tenancy management and community development. We provide safe and secure homes to those who live on low incomes, often with disability. We are committed under our charter to deliver safe, secure and affordable homes to low-income renters, help residents maintain stable tenancies, and ensure they have access to support services and live in communities that will improve their circumstances and life opportunities.
Under the $5.3bn Big Housing Build announced in 2020, the Victorian Government in partnership with community housing providers and developers, will deliver 12,000 new social and affordable homes while generating 10,000 jobs each year over the four year program.