Tenants welcomed to new homes in Mawson

Released 25/10/2019

Today I have officially welcomed tenants to their new modern and efficient homes in Mawson as part of growing and renewing public housing.

These eight 2-bedroom homes have been specifically designed to better align with the needs and aspirations of all tenants and built to support those with a disability and allow ageing in place, as well as being energy efficient, modern and adaptable.

By responding to the specific needs of key cohorts, including older people, people with a disability and single parent families, the complex provides tenants like Ms Beverley Brauer with an easy to maintain home that will meet her individual changing needs over time.

Ms Brauer said as a long-term public housing tenant and an older woman who had resided in Mawson for many years, she felt supported and excited to move into a property that had so many energy efficient and adaptable features.

Each property includes central open courtyards that provide natural sunlight and ventilation to enable the dwellings to achieve a greater than 7-star energy rating. These design features will help tenants to save energy and reduce utility and living costs.

During the design and development phases, the ACT Government worked with the broader community to better understand community views and values to refine the design, including the preservation of the large woodland berm at the southern end of site and upgrading pedestrian walkway lighting that connects Mawson Drive and Shackleton Circuit.

In line with the Growing and Renewing Public Housing 2019-24 plan, these homes improve tenant experience by enhancing liveability through safe and affordable housing that is close to transport, jobs and services.

The Growing and Renewing Public Housing 2019-24 plan is available at act.gov.au/homes-housing

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