Case studies

Families get 7-star treatment with energy efficient community housing

SGCH has delivered 31 new energy-efficient apartments in the Liverpool area that have features to help tenants keep their energy use and household running costs down.

The apartment complex in Hoxton Park Road at Cartwright in south-western Sydney has a 7-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating. Features include high performing glass and insulation to floors, walls and ceilings, shading to windows, ceiling fans and solar panels. 

These features help tenants reduce their household running costs while SGCH saves on building operation costs, which allows it to provide more housing and services for customers.

The six-storey building has a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments that offer tenants the opportunity to live close to work and health and education facilities. Tenants will also have access to tailored SGCH support coordination services and opportunities designed to improve their wellbeing.

The development has been delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) Phase 1.

The CEFC financed the apartment complex as part of its broader existing $170 million commitment to SGCH, to demonstrate the potential for more sustainable housing to deliver better long-term outcomes for tenants, providers and the environment.

SGCH is a leading not-for-profit community housing provider with over 30 years’ experience in developing and managing sustainable, safe and affordable homes.