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Baptcare Affordable Housing

Baptcare Affordable Housing

Secure, appropriate, and affordable housing is a basic human right.

With 80% of low-income earners paying more rent than they can afford, Australia’s ageing population, along with a decline in homeownership, has triggered an increase in homelessness across Australia.

A report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (2019), found a growing number of people are experiencing homelessness for the first time later in life. At the last census, 18,625 people aged 55 years or over were without a home. Older women are particularly more at risk of homelessness, due to factors including family violence, divorce and limited income from superannuation.

Social housing plays a critical role in supporting people impacted by the housing affordability crisis.

Seven years ago, Baptcare launched a subsidiary, Baptcare Affordable Housing (BAH), to provide affordable, well-located, and well-built housing for people on lower incomes who are at risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness. As well as providing affordable housing, BAH also advocates for the disadvantaged people in our community.

Providing a home to over 170 residents, we currently manage 100 apartments, units and houses across communities in Victoria and Tasmania. Our average annual occupancy rate of 98.7%.

BAH has made a long-term commitment to expand our affordable housing communities and engage effectively with the government, at both a state and federal level, to build on our existing resources and broaden our contribution to this sector. If you have land, existing buildings you are using to house disadvantaged people or would like to get involved in any way, please contact us.

Baptcare Affordable Housing – Keilor & Lalor Projects – Community Consultation Information

Victoria’s Big Housing Build Program – No. 50s Gillwell Road, Lalor

Welcome to Baptcare Affordable Housing’s information page for the proposed development at No. 50s Gillwell Road, Lalor. Baptcare Affordable Housing seeks to develop No. 50s Gillwell Road, Lalor with 48 new affordable homes, comprised of 24 single storey and 24 double-storey dwellings. These dwellings will be accessed by a new loop road through the site which connects to Pinetree Crescent. Each home is provided with one car parking space, and landscaping is proposed across the site in front and rear yards and within new nature strips. Baptcare Affordable Housing seeks your feedback on this proposal.

This project is proposed as part of Victoria’s Big Housing Build Program, which seeks to deliver much-needed new homes for Victorians and create new jobs to support Victoria’s economic recovery. The Victorian Government have introduced a new Clause 52.20 to Planning Schemes across Victoria which streamlines the planning assessment and approval process, whilst still assessing important factors including design, landscaping and car parking, and limiting amenity impacts on surrounding land. As part of this process, feedback from the community and from Council is gathered before the design is finalised and submitted for assessment by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on behalf of the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

On this page you can:

Learn more about the project at No. 50s Gillwell Road.
View the Proposed architectural plan and Proposed landscape plan.

Access specialist reports which address different aspects of the proposal, including:

Town Planning Report

Transport Impact Assessment Report

Sustainability Management Plan

Stormwater Management Plan

Services Engineering

Register your interest to join an interactive online forum hosted by Baptcare Affordable Housing and members of the project team to discuss the proposal and answer any questions you may have. Please email Phil Gleeson – or Helen Allison – An online consultation is proposed on Tuesday 5 October between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

Provide feedback on the proposal by emailing:
Phil Gleeson – or Helen Allison –
The closing date for feedback is Monday 11 October 2021.

Feedback via post should be addressed to:

Phil Gleeson or Helen Allison
Urbis (Olderfleet Building)
Level 10, 477 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Learn more about Victoria’s Big Housing Build Program, including the requirements of Clause 52.20, at the Victorian Government's Big House Build permits and applications webpage HERE.

Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2019-2020

To find out more about the work we do alongside those experiencing homelessness, please refer to our latest annual report.

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Read previous Baptcare Affordable Housing Reports

Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2018-2019 Download Here

Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2017-2018 Download Here

Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2016-2017 Download Here

Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2015-16 Download Here

Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2014-15 Download Here


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