In June 2012, Brisbane joined a growing list of cities to introduce a social housing development based on the principles of the internationally acclaimed Common Ground model.
Founded in New York, Common Ground continues to prove successful in providing low-income residents and formerly homeless people with affordable accommodation and in-house support services focussed on sustaining tenancies.
The Brisbane Common Ground complex is located in South Brisbane on an 1800sqm site fronting Hope Street and Fleet Lane, with access to public transport and CBD amenities.
Funded through the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan, the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, and the State Government, it features 146 adaptable apartments over 14 levels, support services from MICAH Projects, commercial retail spaces and a range of tenant and common facilities.
The development was completed by Grocon Constructors and achieves a six star BERS Energy Efficiency Rating.