Bribie Island

Bongaree Apartments is designed for eligible seniors currently living in public housing properties who wish to downsize to a property which better meets their needs and other eligible seniors in the wider community. They offer a practical and contemporary solution to the issue of appropriate and affordable accommodation for seniors.

As people age their needs change and living in a Churches of Christ Campus ensures residents can age in place, reducing the need to leave their home, neighbours, or familiar surrounds to receive the support and care they may need in the future.

Bongaree Apartments is purpose-built to meet the needs of seniors and incorporates adaptability features for people requiring additional mobility support. The design aims to provide an environment where residents feel safe, respected and valued.  Community Chaplains work within the campus to providing pastoral support services to ensure the wellbeing of Bongaree residents. 

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Project timelines

Construction commencement: November 2019
Construction completion: Early – Mid 2021 

 

Features

83 accessible apartments, designed to Gold and Platinum Livable Housing Australia standards: 

  • 60 x one bedroom apartments (plus multipurpose area)
  • 23 x two bedroom apartments
  • brand new, secure complex
  • open plan living, kitchen and dining space with balcony or patio
  • lift access
  • three levels 
  • on-site resident and visitor parking 
  • ceiling fans in living area and bedroom (with provisions to install air conditioning)
  • security screens for windows and sliding doors 
  • CCTV cameras covering ground floor and carpark 
  • apartment are between 60m2 - 80m2 in size
  • mobility scooter charging bays
  • community room
  • community gardens
  • off leash dog park.

Delivering integrated campuses for seniors

Starting in 2012, Churches of Christ in Queensland have delivered this model across three sites at Bribie Island, Mitchelton and most recently Acacia Ridge, partnering with the Department of Housing and Public Works to support 110 public housing residents to transition to the campuses.

Resident feedback

“Easy to clean, nice quiet neighbours and I don’t have to mow the lawn anymore.”

“I’ve not had to change a thing except my address.”

“My grandchildren will curl up on the carpet and play in my bedroom and it is heart-warming. They feel comfortable here which means a lot as they are such an important part of my life.”  

About Churches of Christ Housing Services

Churches of Christ Housing Services are a wholly owned subsidiary of Churches of Christ in Queensland and a leading provider of housing solutions, managing a portfolio of 1,300+ properties in Queensland. Our homes are thoughtfully designed, affordable and in high amenity locations, enabling residents the opportunity to access employment, health and essential services and engage in community life.
 

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