CHL Mernda,



Project status


A landmark partnership

This 24-unit development is a three-way partnership between the public, philanthropic and not-for-profit sectors.

Project partners: Community Housing Ltd, Peter and Lyndy White Foundation, Victorian Government

Developer:  Community Housing Limited

Architect: D2 Studio

Builder: Intracon

Partners from far afield, converge on Mernda township

The $6.1 million Mernda development, sized at 941 sqm, comprises 16 x 2-bedroom and 8 x 1-bedroom units. It is located in the heart of the Mernda township, close to facilities including the local shopping centre, supermarket, public transport, and schools. Tenants also have easy access to essential services and local employment hubs.

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$6.1 million

invested in community housing
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941 sqm

for people to spread out
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$4.2 million through 1 major partner

Peter and Lyndy White Foundation

Funded through three sources

The Mernda development has been jointly funded by the philanthropic organisation, Peter and Lyndy White Foundation, which is the majority contributor at $4.2 million, the Victorian Government’s Social Housing Growth Fund contributing $1.2 million, and the remainder funded by CHL.

Designed and built by CHL, the new homes will be rented out to eligible people with local community links, at subsidised rent and will bring much-needed housing to those in the area.