Coolamon Apartments

Rental choices for seniors — social inclusion, accessibility and ageing in place

This 87 unit development provides low income rental housing for seniors. The development responded to a policy focus on creating integrated communities, with affordable housing options, improved social inclusion and opportunities to ‘age in place’. It was funded under the Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan – Social Housing Initiative. Within the development, 75% of the units are wheelchair accessible and 20% are fully compliant with the Australian Standard for Access and Mobility.

The project is located within a larger Churches of Christ site, which also provides residential aged care and independent living units.

DR is currently working with Churches of Christ on a series of commissions, to master plan and renew existing seniors living and retirement properties on the Gold Coast.

Client

Churches of Christ in Queensland

Year

2011 – 2013

Photography

Christopher Frederick Jones