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.

Baptcare PassivHaus Project, Sunshine, Melbourne
Homes Victoria and Baptcare with Creation Homes, have collaborated on this project using a resident-centred approach. ‘PassivHaus’ is an innovative design standard with the intent to dramatically minimise a building’s energy requirement whilst taking advantage of natural factors for heating and cooling to achieve thermal comfort.
PassivHaus and 7-star NatHERS designed homes
Whilst there are differences between PassivHaus and our other 7-star NatHERS designed homes at the Sunshine project site, the core of both designs is to ensure maximum, long-term energy efficiency and comfort for residents in the home and to minimise the impact of energy bills on the Social Housing Resident that may already be financially disadvantaged.
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Social housing supports people impacted by the housing crisis
Nine years ago, Baptcare launched a subsidiary, Baptcare Affordable Housing (BAH), providing affordable, well-located, and well-built housing for people on lower incomes who are at risk of, or are experiencing, homelessness.

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 is 98.7%.

Community Information – Keilor & Lalor Baptcare Affordable Housing projects

No. 21A Copernicus Way, Keilor Downs

Victoria’s Big Housing Build Program – No. 21A Copernicus Way, Keilor Downs

Welcome to Baptcare Affordable Housing’s information page for the proposed development at No. 21A Copernicus Way, Keilor Downs. Baptcare Affordable Housing seeks to develop No. 21A Copernicus Way, Keilor Downs with 47 new affordable homes, comprised of 23 single-storey and 24 double-storey dwellings.

These dwellings will be accessed by a new loop road through the site which connects to Thornhill Drive. 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. 21A Copernicus Way, Keilor Downs.

View the Proposed architectural plan and Proposed landscape plan.

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

Town Planning Report

Transport Impact Assessment Report

Sustainability Management Plan

Stormwater Management Plan

Services Engineering

Community Consultation Report

No. 50s Gillwell Road, Lalor

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

Community Consultation Report


Baptcare Affordable Housing Report 2020-2021

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 2019-2020 Download Here

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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