February 16, 2016

Partnership realises Pilbara vision

Tenants will soon move into 12 new affordable housing units delivered as part of Foundation Housing’s Pilbara growth commitment to the State Government.

The purpose-built units reside within the ‘Elements’ sub-division in South Hedland, which has earned developer Cedar Woods two nominations in the upcoming Urban Development Institute of Australia WA’s awards for excellence. One of the nominations is for Best Affordable Development. They were delivered by IBN Aboriginal Corporation as part of their affordable housing development program.

The new units will be tenanted by beneficiaries of IBN, a nexus of aboriginal corporations delivering community programs and affordable housing in the region.

Foundation Housing Projects Manager Kerryn Edwards said the established partnerships between Cedar Woods, IBN and Foundation Housing were critical to achieving this growth target. “We want to deliver on our Pilbara growth commitment to the State Government and we want to do so in the most cost-effective way possible,” she said.

“Partnering with IBN was the answer – the land was assigned to IBN to develop and the units were delivered efficiently and at low cost to Foundation Housing. We share Cedar Woods’ philosophy that affordable housing is critical to the future of the Hedland community and we jointly recognise the housing need that exists for IBN beneficiaries.

“This project demonstrates how organisations with shared objectives can work together to achieve outcomes that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.”