The Nightingale model for sustainable housing that started in Melbourne has spread its wings to Adelaide.

While details are still scant, the announcement from Nightingale Housing identified Adelaide as a “place in which it is easy to imagine a Nightingale community flourishing.”

“Adelaide’s commitments to renewable power and carbon neutrality, its diverse affordable housing initiatives and its incredible green spaces are just some aspects of the city that we admire and we look forward to contributing to and learning from,” a media statement said.

A ballot for the development is expected to be held before the end of the year.

The announcement follows news that the residential development model developed along Nightingale lines has hit a few roadblocks in its expansion into the Sydney market.

Apartments built in line with the model are intended to be environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. They are carbon neutral – run off 100 renewable electricity with no gas plumbed into its buildings – and located near public transport and bike routes to encourage sustainable transport instead of car-based transport.

The model also has a strict resale process to ensure long term affordability and attract owner occupiers only. Apartments that come up for resale must first be offered to someone in the community and the maximum resale price of the property cannot exceed the price initially paid for it (excluding stamp duty) plus the percentage increase in median house prices of the suburb.

In addition, 20 per cent of the dwellings are earmarked Community Housing Providers as affordable, long-term leases to vulnerable members of our community. Another 20 per cent of the building is allocated to key workers such as nurses.

Communal spaces such as laundries, productive gardens and other spaces help community flourish through incidental interactions and also facilitate lower footprint living.

The Nightingale model for sustainable housing that started in Melbourne has spread its wings to Adelaide.

While details are still scant, the announcement from Nightingale Housing identified Adelaide as a “place in which it is easy to imagine a Nightingale community flourishing.”

“Adelaide’s commitments to renewable power and carbon neutrality, its diverse affordable housing initiatives and its incredible green spaces are just some aspects of the city that we admire and we look forward to contributing to and learning from,” a media statement said.

A ballot for the development is expected to be held before the end of the year.

The announcement follows news that the residential development model developed along Nightingale lines has hit a few roadblocks in its expansion into the Sydney market.

Apartments built in line with the model are intended to be environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. They are carbon neutral – run off 100 renewable electricity with no gas plumbed into its buildings – and located near public transport and bike routes to encourage sustainable transport instead of car-based transport.

The model also has a strict resale process to ensure long term affordability and attract owner occupiers only. Apartments that come up for resale must first be offered to someone in the community and the maximum resale price of the property cannot exceed the price initially paid for it (excluding stamp duty) plus the percentage increase in median house prices of the suburb.

In addition, 20 per cent of the dwellings are earmarked Community Housing Providers as affordable, long-term leases to vulnerable members of our community. Another 20 per cent of the building is allocated to key workers such as nurses.

Communal spaces such as laundries, productive gardens and other spaces help community flourish through incidental interactions and also facilitate lower footprint living.

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