The MRA has an Affordable Housing Program which encourages affordability and diversity within its projects. 'Affordable Housing' in this sense refers to affordability, accessibility and appropriateness to the occupier's requirements.
In the East Perth and Subiaco redevelopment areas, for example, the Affordable Housing Program aims to:
- Increase the availability of housing to essential workers and low to moderate income households that is close to public transport, services, recreation and employment.
- Enhance socio-economic diversity in the Redevelopment Area and provide accommodation options to special needs groups.
- Leverage private investment to deliver a diversity of accommodation options.
A diversity of housing types and sizes is generally provided within the redevelopment areas to attract people of varying ages, family types, and income levels. A mix of individual houses, grouped townhouses, and apartment living is provided throughout Subi Centro and Claisebrook Village for example, within apartment style developments, a mixture of smaller studio or one bedroom apartments is required to suit the lower end of the market.
Affordable Housing Policy
The MRA aims to deliver affordable or social housing in all new developments within the redevelopment areas.
Our Affordable Housing Program includes:
- Social Housing
This includes social and special needs housing and is facilitated through the sale of land to the Department of Housing (DH) or not-for-profit organisations. These organisations develop land to provide submarket rental housing to low income or special needs groups.
- Market Housing
This includes open market housing and housing at the lower end of the market, and long-term rental housing.
For social or affordable housing eligibility criteria, visit the Department of Housing.