Regenerative Housing: Emerging perspectives webinar series

Australia’s COVID-19 recovery plan offers the perfect opportunity to stimulate the social housing sector and give it the respect and attention it so desperately needs. With the right stimulus packages from the government, we may be able to not only create local jobs but also draw on the best in quality sustainable design and construction to create healthy, equitable communities on the path to meeting the national shortfall in social housing which is estimated at a horrifying 433,000 dwellings.

Join our presenters and panellists from Australia’s housing industry, research institutes and academic experts as we discuss our current housing situation and look at how we can work towards restoring this community to create healthy, equitable environments where people can thrive.

This series has been developed in partnership with Community Housing Industry Association

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“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.” Mahatma Ghandi

What impact will COVID-19 have on the desperate homelessness and social housing crisis in Australia? How can this pandemic lead to not only homing all Australians but in building better housing where people can see a road ahead, have hope and regain their joy for life and sense of purpose within their families and wider communities.

Australia’s COVID-19 recovery plan offers the perfect opportunity to stimulate the social housing sector and give it the respect and attention it so desperately needs. With the right stimulus packages from the government, we may be able to not only create local jobs but also draw on the best in quality sustainable design and construction to create healthy, equitable communities on the path to meeting the national shortfall in social housing which is estimated at a horrifying 433,000 dwellings[1].

The government define social housing as secure and affordable housing for people on low incomes with housing needs[2]. It includes public housing which is owned by the state, Indigenous housing and community housing which is managed by non-government organisations.

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Refurbishing David Jones Food Hall, Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Entrenched in history dating back to 1838, the modern adaptation of this iconic department store’s food hall located on the lower ground of David Jones Elizabeth Street is revived into a gourmet marketplace.

i2C were engaged by Mainbrace Constructions to assist with the documentation for the Food Hall refurbishment. The concept of the food hall was to integrate the original history and features of the building and align these with the current needs and aesthetic of the gastronomic consumer.

Photo: Mainbrace Constructions

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The Eatery, Melbourne Central opens amid restrictions

GPT Group’s $2M refurbishment of The Eatery’ at Melbourne Central has been completed. Key features include a new precinct flooring and a feature ceiling, new joinery which doubles the usage capacity and an overlay of contemporary lighting to brighten the public realm. Local artist David Meggs Hooke was commissioned to create an impressive mural, which really complements the space.

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Stage 1A, Croydon Central completed

Construction of Stage 1A has completed with a 5300m² extension with a 550m² undercover outdoor entertainment eating precinct added to an existing centre. The main centre redevelopment has rationalised the internal design reducing ramping grades and creating a conventional layout helping the specialty operators gain greater visual prominence and positioning and a better yield outcome for the centre owner Haben.

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i2C Interiors Studio works on Bass Hill Plaza’s interior refurbishment

i2C’s Interiors Studio has been engaged by Mainbrace to work on the significant interior refurbishment project at Bass Hill Plaza in South West Sydney for Charter Hall. The project has been taken from the initial concept through to the completion at Bass Hill Plaza to provide a full experience upgrade to the mall and public spaces. The scope of the works includes enhanced amenities with a new standalone parents room, internal mall reconfiguration and an updated tenancy mix, along with the expansion of Aldi and external tenancies and façade upgrade. We are excited to be able to go on site and see the amenities and parent’s room taking shape.

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