PPHA is actively seeking new development opportunities. Our current portfolio encompasses the Cities of Port Phillip, Kingston, Glen Eira, Melbourne and Monash and we would be pleased to hear of any suitable sites for community housing in these suburbs or adjoining areas. We would be keen to pursue partnerships with individuals or orgsanisations, private or public, that share the common objective of an increase in affordable housing for locals. Please email us with details at
Ashwood Chadstone Gateway Project
Total number of units: 281
Target Completion: mid 2013
Target group: Singles and families
Project cost: $140M
*** UPDATE – APRIL 2013 ***
Port Phillip Housing Association (PPHA) is very pleased to announce the completion of 2 Elliott Street which encompasses a permanent office and 70 apartments. The completion of 2 Elliott Street has also seen the reopening of Elliott Street to all residents. ICON’s attention now turns to 6 Power Avenue. ICON has made headway and 6 Power Avenue (38 apartments) is scheduled for completion later this month.
The opening of the PPHA Ashwood Office allows PPHA to continue to engage with the community and contribute to the ongoing physical and social renewal of the area.
PPHA Ashwood office is located Ground Level, Suite 2/2 Elliott Street Ashwood. Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am-4.30pm. Phone 9568-4420. Fax 9530-9706.
***UPDATE - MAY 2013 ***
Port Phillip Housing Association (PPHA) is very pleased to announce the completion of 6 Power Avenue which encompasses 38, one and two bedroom apartments. ICON is now working on the completion of the final building at 2 Power Avenue which will provide 93 units for Older Persons 55 years +.
The opening of the PPHA Ashwood Office continues to allow PPHA to engage with the community and contribute to the ongoing physical and social renewal of the area. The office is located on the Ground Level, Suite 2/2 Elliott Street Ashwood. Mondays to Fridays: 9.30am-4.30pm. Phone 9568-4420 Fax 530-9706
***UPDATE - MARCH 2013 ***
Icon have continued to make great progress on the ACGP Project in the new year with the March completion of the new PPHA Office and apartments at 2 Elliott Street. Once Icon has completed their defects inspections and the building is opened, Elliott Street will reopen to local residents and excited new tenants can begin moving in.
Icon will continue with the work on the remaining Power Ave buildings, with completion anticipated by mid-year.
***UPDATE - DEC 2012 ***
Our new builder Icon Construction is making good progress across the whole of the ACGP site. The first building to be completed is 8 Power Avenue, next to the pocket park at the end of Power Avenue. The building has achieved all necessary statutory sign-offs including the Certificate of Occupancy, which means that private purchasers can now take ownership.
An Owners Corporation has been appointed and ICON is working hard on the few remaining items required to complete all works before Christmas. The purchasers have been notified and several of the owners have indicated that they will move in straight away. We should see new neighbours in Ashwood for the New Year 2013.
Details on the project are available in the documents below.
Community Liaison Committee
A local Community Liaison Committee (CLC), appointed by the Minister for Housing, was establised to ensure that the views of the community are represented. PPHA is meeting regularly with the CLC to provide updates on the project and to discuss any issues that arise. The members are:
- Julie Salomon - Monash City Council
Jieh-Yung Lo - Monash City Council
Sandra Grant - Power Neighbourhood House
Natalie Raby - Ashwood and Chadstone Public Tenants Group
Stuart Jacklin - Department of Human Services, Eastern Region
Rev Peter Grasby - St Mary Magdalen Church
Margaret Taylor - Amaroo Neighbourhood House
Bruce Prescott - Homesglen Tafe
Peter Arnold - Mt Waverley Police Station
Gregg Nicholls - MonashLink
Graham Watt - State MP for Burwood
Jill Gardiner - Department of Human Services, Eastern Region
Minutes from CLC meetings are available below.
PPHA will be distributing regular eBulletins to keep community members informed of activities throughout the project. To join our mailing list contact
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