Acacia Ridge

Completed in January 2017, the $15.6million development is dedicated to providing, 40 new, thoughtfully designed homes for over 55s currently living in under-occupied public housing.

Developed in partnership with the Queensland Government Department of Housing and Public Works, Wattle Apartments is a practical solution to the issue of under occupancy.

Successfully developed an underused piece of land, adjacent to Churches of Christ in Queensland’s existing Brig-O-Doon Aged Care Service and Retirement Village, reactivating the complex and local area and providing a much needed choice for seniors in public housing.

 

The Wattle Apartments development forms part of the Churches of Christ Campus Acacia Ridge, providing a range of seniors accommodation and care services in one location. The co-location and integration of services enables both independent and supported living environments alongside a coordinated service platform which entails on-site care and support services to suit resident’s current and future needs.  

Public housing tenants living within a 10 kilometre radius were given first preference to voluntarily transition to the Wattle Apartments. The development is in close proximity to a range of desirable amenities including retail precincts, public transport, parks, libraries and medical services, enabling the residents to remain connected to their local community.

 

The apartments were designed initially by Ryall Smyth Architects, with a special acknowledgement to Mark Ryall, who sadly passed away during this project. We were fortunate to work with Mark on a range and scale of affordable housing projects. The project was completed by Gatehouse Architects.

Residents enjoy access to a community room where meetings or events can be held, enabling residents to meet their neighbours and create a dynamic and collaborative social calendar, a dog park, children’s play area, communal gardens, BBQ area and mobility and scooter parking/charging bays.

Wattle Apartments was recognised for its environmentally sustainable design principles through UDIA’s EnviroDevelopment assessment tool; qualifying for all six sustainability elements in the areas of ecosystems, waste, energy, water, materials and community.

 

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