A major redevelopment has been undertaken in the Sydney suburb of Meadowbank at Achieve Australia’s Crowle housing estate to deliver inclusive living for people with disabilities.
The journey began when Achieve undertook the devolution of Crowle Home in 2014, then closed the site. This devolution was undertaken to improve the quality of life of former residents.
At the time, Achieve did not have the financial resources to fund alternative housing or accommodation. It therefore sought a development partner and external experts to realise the potential value of the asset locked in the land, occupied by a building that was beyond its economic and social policy life and no longer fit for purpose.
The sale of the land and the approved concept plan funded contemporary housing in the community for the residents of Crowle Home, as well as an additional number of people with disability requiring accommodation support – thus leveraging the asset to provide more support, for more people at limited cost to government.