Isaac RC claims first place
ISAAC Regional Council is proud to have been awarded Queensland’s Local Government Management Australia Excellence in Sustainability Award for 2011.
IRC chief executive officer Mark Crawley was on hand in Brisbane to collect the award on behalf of Isaac’s Affordable Housing Project.
Mr Crawley said he was delighted with the award and wished to congratulate everyone involved in the project.
“This is a great achievement for Isaac and deserved recognition for our innovation and creative solutions in this area,” he said.
The positive response from community members and the innovative approach taken by the IRC toward the Moranbah community’s need for affordable housing earned the project recognition.
The Isaac Views Housing Project demonstrated long-term solutions to residential housing availability and access concerns, and developed a strategy for the sustainability of the area.
The idea for the Affordable Housing Project began when council identified a need for affordable community housing accommodation to address the rental spiral being experienced in Moranbah.
Building construction started in March, 2008, with the 45 dwellings configured as one, two, or three bedroom permanent units.
By keeping rents at affordable rates, the tenants at Isaac Views are able to save money for purchasing their own private accommodation around town.