Mallee Accommodation & Support Program is partnering with the Victorian government to build 13 one-bedroom homes at the site, with construction work to be undertaken by CNB Constructions.
These units will significantly boost the amount of social housing available in Mildura, while also allowing vulnerable people to benefit from stable accommodation.
Tenants will also be able to access holistic, wraparound MASP services – such as our homelessness and family violence support – to help address their barriers.
The Sunnyside Living project will:
- Increase the supply of long-term affordable housing available for low income or disadvantaged persons. We estimate an additional 14,235 bed nights per year will be achieved.
- Increase the supply of new singles accommodation.
- Support the development of environmentally sustainable community housing that will reduce operating costs and utility bills, increase thermal comfort and improve liveability and health outcomes for low-income tenants, and help to demonstrate the long-term business case of building to a higher sustainability standard.
The units will be fully self-contained with bedroom, lounge, bathroom, kitchen, and a secure private small backyard.
Crucial to the extreme hot weather environment in Mildura is that each unit will have reverse cycle air-conditioning.
Within a two-kilometre radius of the housing there are all necessary community services, including Sunraysia Community Health Service, Mildura Base Hospital, MASP, Centrelink, as well as supermarkets, chemist, and public open spaces.