Baptist Community Services Social Housing, jointly funded through State and Federal programs, is establishing a new community of people, generally in later life stages and many with an expectation of disability at some time through their tenancy.
The site planning offers a hierarchy of space between buildings, giving residents a choice between different small communities at their back and front doors. Larger communal areas, both paved and soft landscaped provide the meeting places in which the new community can develop.
The homes have been efficiently planned, having diagonal views from the entry through different rooms and to outdoors areas, significantly increasing the perception of space in otherwise modest homes. Houses have been grouped in pairs with front doors on different facades, so that each coupling reads to be similar to a typical Goulburn house. This adds “dignity” to “certainty” in a contextually sensitive social program.