Boyanup units the ‘right size’

Zach RelphSouth Western Times

A seniors housing development in Boyanup has been unveiled in an effort to offer homes to people looking to “right size”.

The nine new units at Thomas Street are part of the Royalties for Regions-funded South West Ageing in Place Housing Pilot project spearheaded by housing group Access Housing.

Construction was completed last week, after starting in August last year, with five units to be placed on the market for sale and four to be rental properties.

Access Housing chief executive officer Garry Ellender said the units were for people aged 55 and older who were seeking a smaller home which was easier to maintain.

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“It’s about making home options available for people. People have to have an option,” Mr Ellender said.

“The design and layout has a really nice feel about it. It doesn’t look like affordable housing usually does. The area enables people to settle into something they feel comfortable in – it is a nice and quiet environment.”

Access Housing is also refurbishing three existing homes in Boyanup and building 14 new units at Mitchell Way in Dardanup, which are expected to be completed next month.

Mr Ellender said Boyanup and Dardanup residents, or people with a strong town connection, would be given preferences in buying or renting homes at either site.

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