Projects entered into this category must demonstrate initial affordability of the product, as well as incorporating ‘whole of life’ sustainable elements that provide for long term affordability: ongoing running costs; marketability; and sustainability to respond to changing housing needs. The project should incorporate design elements that make a positive contribution to housing affordability whether for owners or rental. Demonstrating inclusiveness, the extent to which the project accommodates an appropriate mix of households and seeks to provide all residents with the opportunities to participate actively in community life.
This category is open to entries of any type or residential development including subdivision, medium, and high-density projects. Entries are encouraged from both the private and public sector and may include developments that provide social or rental housing, or those pitched at the first home buyer market.