Our Properties

Unison is committed to developing and managing housing that is well designed, affordable, accessible and secure.

By “well designed” we mean that the housing not only meets a high standard of physical design but that it meets the specific physical and social needs of the people who live there. Along with the rest of the world, Unison has become much more focused on environmentally sustainable design.  We plan to achieve buildings that are environmentally, thermally and acoustically sound, are low maintenance in nature. We design buildings to ensure that our water, electricity and gas services are efficient and protect our tenants from run-away usage costs.

By “affordable” we mean that people have enough income after paying rent to live a dignified life and participate in their community.

By “accessible” we mean that those people with the highest level of housing needs are not excluded.

By “secure” we mean that people are able to live in our housing for as long as they want - rather than for a limited period of time.

Unison has a diverse range of long term housing located in 190 different properties in Melbourne, Geelong and Adelaide, to cater to the differing needs of our tenants. Ranging from 1850’s terrace houses, to standalone units, to multi-story medium and high density apartment buildings. Featured below are a sample of our properties.  

Elizabeth Street Melbourne

Tenancies:161

Target group:Singles, couples and families

Status:Elizabeth Street Melbourne

Park Place North Fitzroy

Tenancies:24

Target group:Singles and couples

Status:Park Place North Fitzroy

Pearcedale Parade Broadmeadows

Tenancies:84

Target group:Singles and families

Status:Pearcedale Parade Broadmeadows

elizabeth street melbourne

Project description

660 Elizabeth St. is a 10 level apartment building located in the heart of Melbourne. It is beautifully designed, provides high quality living spaces, has spectacular views and reflects current best practice in terms of environmental sustainability.
It provides much needed affordable rental housing for a mix of singles and families on low and moderate incomes.

What makes this project particularly special is that it also aims to create a welcoming and supportive place for Victorians who have experienced long periods of homelessness.

Eligibility

This property is a mix of affordable and social housing.

Design features

24/7 Concierge Services and single secure access point.

Range of Communal Spaces.

Green Design Elements including natural ventilation system.

How to apply

Please go to our services section for information on applying for housing.

park place north fitzroy

Project description

This is a 24 unit development using a tenant design approach consitsting of studio apartments including 4 disability modified units and 3 couples units. It is targeted at predominantly at singles

Eligibility

This property is mix of social and affordable housing.

Design features

The building has the following environmentally sustainable and general design features:
North facing windows, angled soffits and slatted blinds for light and sun control
Gas fired hydronic heating
Cooling through cross flow ventilation and ceiling fans
Bulk supply utilities to remove the need for tenants to arrange individual utilities
Free common laundry facilities including high speed, water efficient, front loading machines
Drying rooms utilizing existing heating system as well as external drying lines
Underground storm water tank for garden use
Drought tolerant landscaping and retention of existing significant trees

How to apply

Please go to the our services section for information on applying for housing.

pearcedale parade broadmeadows

Project description

This is an 84 apartment building for singles and families. It comprises 3 buildings, 2 with 24 studios each, and one family building with 36 apartments. The family building contains 22 one bedroom, and 14 three bedroom units. These also include 8 disability modified units and 10 adaptable units. Additionally, the development includes a community facility accessible to all units, a secure bike store and 55 car parking spaces 

Eligibility

This property is a mix of social and affordable Housing

Design features

 

The building has the following environmentally sustainable and general design features:

  • Hydronic heating
  • Cooling and natural ventilation through cross flow ventilation, open stairwells and ceiling fans
  • Gas boosted solar hot water with storage and quick recovery capacity
  • Grey water treatment plant for flushing of all toilets in the development
  • Sunscreen roller blinds to all living rooms and block-out roller blinds to all bedrooms
  • Free common laundry facilities with high speed, water efficient front-loading washers for studio units, and provision for washer and dryer in family units
  • Electronic access control and CCTV
  • Extensive gardens including secure yard for each building and a herb and vegetable garden accessible to all tenants
  • BBQ, bench seating and children's playground

 

 

How to apply

Please go to our services section for information on applying for housing

Barkly Street Footscray

Tenancies:71

Target group:Singles, couples and families

Status:Barkly Street Footscray

The UNO Adelaide

Tenancies:143

Target group:Young people, singles, couples and familes

Status:The UNO Adelaide

Kensington

Tenancies:513

Target group:Older people, singles, couples and familes

Status:Kensington

barkly street footscray

Project description

This is a 71 unit redevelopment of the historic Barkly Hotel in Footscray. It involved the refurbishment of the existing hotel building for commercial and community-based space and the demolition of the rear of the building to accommodate the construction of an apartment tower. The complex comprises 36 studio apartments (including 6 disability modified), 12 one bedroom units, 23 two bedroom units, a roof terrace, bike store, community arts space, gallery and a cafe. The building also houses a couple of Unison teams.

Eligibility

This property is a mixture of social and affordable Housing

Design features

The building has the following environmentally sustainable and general design features:
Energy saver gas space heaters
Cooling and natural ventilation through cross flow ventilation using central stair-case chimney with temperature sensitive louvres, ceiling fans in units and air flow security doors on all units
External vertical louvre screens (manual) to balconies for screening sunlight, heat or privacy
Gas boosted solar hot water with storage and quick recovery capacity
Storm water retention tanks (total capacity of 28,000L) for irrigation of garden beds and flushing of toilets to commercial space
Sunscreen roller blinds in all living rooms and block out roller blinds in all bedrooms
Electronic access control and CCTV security
Free common laundry facilities for studios including high speed, water efficient, front loading machines and provision for washer and dryer in two bedroom units
Secure bicycle storage
Rubbish chute on all residential levels for general rubbish and recycle bin room on each level for comingled recyclables

How to apply

Please go to our services section for information on applying for housing

the uno adelaide

Project description

An award winning vertical neighborhood in Adelaide’s CBD mixing 146 affordable, social and private housing over 17 levels. The UNO includes 30 youth crisis units at Youth 110, delivered through St John’s Youth Services and 2 retail properties at street level.

Eligibility

This property is a mix of youth crisis, social, NRAS affordable and private market housing.

Design features

How to apply

For more infotmatio please contact us.

kensington

Project description

A 6.5 hectare former public housing estate is now a mixed tenure community incorporating high rise towers, low rise apartments and townhouses. 945 public, private, social and affordable homes are integrated with the local community.  We are the first non government organisation to manage high rise public housing.

Eligibility

This property is a mix of public, affordable and private market housing.

Design features

How to apply

For more information contact us.

Brunswick Street Fitzroy

Tenancies:152

Target group:Singles, couples and families

Status:Brunswick Street Fitzroy

The Nicholson Coburg

Tenancies:53

Target group:Singles, couples and families

Status:The Nicholson Coburg

brunswick street fitzroy

Project description

An architecturally recognised, 7 level 152 apartment complex located within the precinct of Atherton Gardens Public Housing Estate. Fitzroy provides two types of social housing, has a rooftop community space and a family and children’s community hub and supermarket at street level.

Eligibility

This property is a dedicated to social housing.

Design features

How to apply

For more information please contact us.

the nicholson coburg

Project description

A salt-and-pepper mix of 199 apartments on 9 levels comprising affordable, social and private housing. Launch Housing owns and manages 58 social and affordable properties.  8 commercial spaces are at street level including a supermarket, a gift shop, café and accountant.

Eligibility

This property is a mix of social, NRAS affordable and private market housing.

Design features

How to apply

For more information please contact us.