Page 5110 - Week 14 - Tuesday, 28 November 2017

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a broad range of viewpoints can be captured and addressed. We have now identified $1 million in funding to fulfil our commitments by piloting three important programs: HomeGround affordable rental, Homeshare and the Nightingale housing model.

As part of the announcement we made in October, we will be seeking expressions of interest from organisations to lead these pilots. The first phase will be to engage the community and industry in a comprehensive discussion on Canberra’s future urban form through the housing choices discussion paper, and we will also undertake a series of targeted consultative workshops with industry representatives to understand what innovations are possible, and what the perceived barriers are. We expect this will all commence before the end of 2017.

The demonstration housing project will then call proponents to put forward innovative housing delivery models in early 2018 across a number of project streams targeting alternative delivery and tenure models, sustainable and innovative design, environmental performance and affordability. Short-listed proposals will then be invited to develop a detailed proposal which, subject to comprehensive financial assessment, will have the opportunity to enter into agreements with the territory to construct their proposals and issue consequent leases to home purchasers.

This process will allow us to test innovative housing delivery and design models in a competitive process and deliver real built outcomes in a fair and equitable way. The selection of sites and final designs will be developed in consultation with the community and key stakeholders through a collaboration hub around mid-2018. Ideally, the location and design of these projects will allow a mix of innovative housing designs and delivery models to be tested.

Some examples of what we expect to see include small-scale infill—for example, compact laneway housing, duplex or triplex, co-housing developments like Baugruppen by LandCorp in WA, design-led development where architecture teams lead development backed by ethical investors, like Nightingale in Victoria, long-term rentals of five to 10 years delivered by institutional land investors like Smart Urban Villages, and joint ventures or land sale with innovative planning and design conditions like Ginninderry.

The collaboration hub is proposed to capture industry and community input to the housing choices project, and this will in turn be used to guide possible changes to the Territory Plan for the housing diversity needed to accommodate Canberra’s growth.

We are confident that the demonstration housing precincts will support industry to deliver more sustainable, livable neighbourhoods with better transport choices. Encouraging design quality and innovative delivery models could also have significant positive impacts on housing affordability, the environment, community health, social values and economic prosperity.

The demonstration housing precincts initiative, first identified in the minister’s statement of planning intent, will deliver built outcomes to show how innovative planning, design and delivery can benefit Canberra’s future through a more compact, vibrant city whilst delivering on the land release program targets. As the Minister for

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