Argyle Housing and Griffith City Council’s Griffin Green Project was recognised at the PowerHousing Australia Awards Ceremony last week, being named the runner up of the 2022 Business Partner Award.
The 2022 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and National Awards are designed to showcase the individuals and teams in their membership who have gone above and beyond to support their colleagues and clients during these unprecedented times. The Awards acknowledge the sector and the community at large, as well as highlighting the difference that PowerHousing members make to the lives of residents, local communities and our nation.
The $12M Affordable Housing Project, Griffin Green will see 20 townhouses and more than 42 housing lots built around Dave Taylor Park, to help address the housing shortage and provide affordable housing options and a way to enter the competitive home ownership market in Griffith.
Griffin Green has been funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund ($6M), Griffith City Council ($3M), and Argyle Housing ($3M).
Council and Argyle Housing have committed to providing residents with new playground equipment, a basketball court, and a large open green space within Dave Taylor Park with consultation sessions being held over the last couple of months, and a new Community Hub will also be constructed by Argyle Housing.
Carolyn Doherty, Argyle Housing CEO said Argyle Housing are excited to achieve this recognition in our partnership with Griffith City Council.
“We are very grateful to Powerhousing Australia for the recognition of our business relationship with Griffith City Council on the Griffin Green Housing Project,” said Ms Doherty.
“Together we are revitalising a community through building 20 medium density affordable rental homes and 42 housing lots in South Griffith.”
Griffith Mayor, Councillor Doug Curran said he is pleased to see this unique partnership and project receive acknowledgment at the awards ceremony.
“This partnership with the Australian Government and Argyle Housing is just one demonstration of working with Government and Non-Government Organisations to address the needs of our community,” said Councillor Curran.
“This development not only reflects the innovation that can be achieved in regional areas through partnerships but demonstrates the importance and impact of the investment into housing and economic outcomes in areas of regional growth.”
Construction of the 20 townhouses is currently underway with framework being erected. Due to the recent rain events and subsequent delays, construction is due to be completed by August 2023.