PPHA took out multiple awards at the 2015 Australian Housing Institute Awards in Victoria on Thursday 23 July. Out of 5 nominations PPHA had outstanding success winning in 4 categories.
Karen Barnett took out Outstanding Achievement Award for over 25 years of dedication to Community Housing. During these years Karen has achieved many milestones and awards and credits her team saying, “it’s recognition of the work of many people with a shared concern.”
The Ashwood Chadstone Gateway Project won the Leading Housing Development Project Award.
The ACGP was the largest social housing renewal project undertaken by a registered housing association in partnership with the State Government in 2009. It created a benchmark to demonstrate how a development can increase density and enhance amenity while minimising impacts on the surrounding neighbourhood.
PPHA Housing Services Team won the Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award for an Art Exhibition Project.
The PPHA Art Exhibition was conceived to increase tenant engagement and reduce social exclusion. This led to the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) offering to tour the tenant artworks to regional Victoria and provide a voice for people living with multiple disadvantages who are not often heard.
PPHA tenants were also recoginised winning the Award for a Tenant Led Initiative: the Power Gateway Social Committee (PGSC). The tenants organised social events such as raising money for charity, conversational English classes for Chinese speaking residents, support for tenants in need of additional assistance and participating in local community events.
Well done to the PPHA team and our tenants, building a strong sense of community for all.