The inner-city suburb of Claremont will soon benefit from the welcome addition of affordable and diverse housing thanks to a new medium-density apartment development.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley today announced the start of work at 11 Ashton Avenue which will see the construction of 22 contemporary apartments over three levels.
The Pavillion on Ashton development includes one, two and three-bedroom apartments for a range of homebuyers, including younger people wanting to buy their first home close to amenities and downsizers hoping to stay in the area.
Opportunities exist to purchase affordably priced units below the median unit price for Claremont, with single-bedroom properties expected to start from $390,000.
Two properties are allocated for social housing to cultivate a diverse community.
Located on the corner of Ashton Avenue and Mofflin Avenue, the development is just 250m from the Loch Street train station and 250m from a bus route running along Alfred Street to the north.
Future residents need only stroll 100m to the post office, dentist, medical centre, specialty shops and 800m to the Mt Claremont Farmers’ Market.
The State Government, through the Department of Communities, is developing thriving, liveable and sustainable communities that integrate with the environment and connect people with jobs and services.
The Department selected Yolk Property Group to develop the contemporary and affordable apartments which will be built by BGC. The apartments are expected to be complete by late 2021.
Ashton Avenue is part of the State Government’s $394 million METRONET Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package – a major investment in housing aimed at building liveable and connected communities close to transport infrastructure.
As stated by Housing Minister Peter Tinley:
“Thoughtfully developed medium-density infill is the future for existing inner-city suburbs like Claremont and it’s high time that diverse, affordable housing made its way into the leafy suburb.
“The development at Ashton Avenue will help create a vibrant, inclusive and accessible community, enabling more people to have a place to call home.
“It offers the chance for people to live close to work, family and a range of amenities.
“The site’s proximity to retail precincts, schools and public transport will attract homebuyers consisting of single professionals, as well as seniors and small families.
“I also note that this project will support an estimated 35 jobs and up to $13.7 million in economic activity.”
As stated by Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson:
“Ashton Avenue incorporates universal access standards such as wide access ways, entries and lifts to ensure that people with accessibility impairments can easily move in and around the development.
“Furthermore, eight of the apartments will be specifically designed with accessible features, making them easier to enter and navigate, and to be adapted to meet the changing needs of residents over time.”