The Hunter Residences Program delivers new homes for people with disabilities in NSW, helping to support people moving out of large residential institutions in the Hunter Valley.
The new homes for 330 people with disabilities have community-based accommodation and appropriate support to ensure people get the best possible care in their new homes. It was the first project funded by the Specialist Disability Allowance, which is being made available under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
The building program faced several challenges with clients and Supported Independent Living (SIL) providers requesting changes to the design during and after construction. BlueCHP demonstrated its capability and capacity to negotiate those changes. Huge credit for the program must go to our NSW Senior Development Manager Glenn Amanonce, who managed the program. Glenn stepped into the program late in the negotiation phase and managed the program through the many obstacles. In addition to working through the design changes, he improved the project’s revenue by some 4.8 per cent meaning the project was completed on time and under budget.
BlueCHP is partnering with Compass Housing and Lighthouse Infrastructure Fund under the Home4Life consortium, which was selected by the NSW Government to deliver the project. Compass Housing will provide tenancy management services, and Lighthouse Infrastructure Fund will finance the $170 million project.
The Hunter Residence Program has seen 330 people with disabilities move into newly built homes in the community that were completed on time and under budget.