BlueCHP celebrated the opening of 42 new social homes in Windsor, Brisbane, delivered in partnership with the Queensland State Government and the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC).
We were delighted to welcome Federal Minister for Housing, Homelessness & Small Business, Hon Julie Collins, Mr Jimmy Sullivan MP, Teresa Dyson (Acting Chair NHFIC), Jack Hutchinson (Director, Hutchinson Builders), Lizz Bott (CEO, Jacaranda Housing) and Manuel Siliprandi (Senior Director, NHFIC) to the official opening of the apartment complex.
“More Queenslands will have a safe, affordable, place to live”
Minister for Housing Julie Collins said: “More Queenslanders will have a safe, affordable place to live, thanks to this collaboration between the Federal and State Governments. This is the kind of innovative, affordable rental project that could be funded by our $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund, the single largest investment in social and affordable housing by a federal government in more than a decade.”
NHFIC CEO Nathan Dal Bon said: “NHFIC is pleased to support BlueCHP with the supply of more community housing under the Partnering for Growth initiative, so more Queenslanders have a safe place to call home.”
“Through this innovative partnership, BlueCHP is able to access cheaper, longer-term financing from NHFIC that will allow them to direct more funds towards building homes for those in our community who need it most.”
BlueCHP CEO Charles Northcote said: “This project at Windsor, and its companion building at Lutwyche, are great demonstrations of BlueCHP’s ability to establish innovative financial structuring to deliver pragmatic affordable housing solutions, on time and to budget, for people in need across Australia. BlueCHP applaud the Qld State Government and the NHFIC for their leadership and spirit of partnership.”
The Queensland Government has provided $20.57 million in capital grants, NHFIC has provided funding of $2.05 million through the Affordable Housing Bond Aggregator (AHBA) in an agreement under the Queensland Government’s Partnering for Growth initiative, and BlueCHP will own and maintain the apartments on a long-term basis.
Six-storey, 42 two-bedroom apartments, with private patio/balcony, close to Brisbane CBD
This six-storey complex comprises 42 two-bedroom apartments, each enjoy a private balcony or patio, communal open spaces, secure parking, and a location close to Brisbane CBD, with easy access to public transport, education, healthcare, employment, and public amenities.
The apartments will provide homes for Queensland households from the social housing register, including job seekers and single parent families with a child under 12. With tenants moving in, commenced early May 2023, managing agent Jacaranda Housing, has been ensuring a safe and smooth transition for families moving into their new home.
Our ability to deliver these large projects, on time and within budget, during challenging economic circumstances has required the expertise and commitment of Hutchinson Builders to successfully delivered this project in Windsor, it’s sister site in Lutwyche and another recent Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) apartment complex in Oxley Brisbane.