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Tapper Street Mews

Tapper Street Mews

Tapper Street Mews is an 11-unit retirement village located in White Gum Valley, which was constructed in 1982.

Co-operation Housing has been providing property management services to Tapper Street Mews since July 2015.

In October 2018, Co-operation Housing (as Trustee of the Co-op Maintenance Trust) purchased the village from the City of Fremantle.

SNAPSHOT

Location: White Gum Valley, Western Australia
Date established: 1982
Number of dwellings: 11
Land area: 2,570m2
Number of residents: 11
Demographics: Over 55s
Shared facilities: Car Park & Gardens

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

You are invited to register your interest in becoming a resident of Tapper Street Mews. When a vacancy arises, you will be contacted and invited to submit an application for residence.

Download the application form

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration, you must:

  1. be 55 years of age or older; and
  2. be on a low to moderate total household income, and have total household assets of low to moderate value; and
  3. be able to live independently, in that you are presently capable of maintaining your own safety, health and hygiene; and
  4. not own a residential property; and
  5. be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Rent calculation

All tenants on fixed term leases are assessed in accordance with the Community Housing Income and Asset Limits (CHAIL) Policy - Band B. This policy is available online at the following location, or simply ask Co-operation Housing to provide you with a copy.

Under this policy, rent is calculated as 74.5% of market rent for a comparable dwelling.  Tenant eligibility will be assessed against this policy upon application and thereafter upon renewal of a fixed term tenancy.


Subi-Leederville

Subiaco Leederville Housing Collective (SLHC) began in the early 1980s, when two existing housing co-operatives were amalgamated.

SNAPSHOT

Location: West Leederville, North Perth, Yokine and Dianella, Western Australia
Date established: Early 1980s
Number of dwellings: 6
Land area: 2265m2 (Approximate Combined Total)
Number of residents: 13
Demographics: Inter-generational
Shared facilities: N/A

Guiding Principles

  1. Membership of a co-operative society should be voluntary and available without artificial restrictions or any social, political, racial or religious discrimination to all persons who can make use of its services and are willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
  2. Co-operative societies are democratic organisations. Their affairs should be administered by persons elected or appointed in a manner agreed by the members and accountable to them. Members of primary societies should enjoy equal rights of voting (one member, one vote) and participation in decisions affecting their societies. In other than primary societies, the administration should be conducted on a democratic basis in a suitable form.
  3. Share capital should only receive a strictly limited rate of interest, if any.
  4. Surplus or savings, if any, arising out of the operations of a society belong to the members of that society and should be distributed in such a manner as would avoid one member gaining at the expense of others.
  5. All co-operative societies should make provision for the education of their members, officers, and employees and of the general public, in the principles and techniques of co-operation, both economic and democratic.
  6. All co-operative organisations, in order to best serve the interest of their members and their communities, should actively co-operate in every practical way with other co-operatives at local, national and international levels.

Aims:

To develop responsible tenant self-management

As well as having rights all members of housing collectives have an obligation to ensure that their collective is managed responsibly.

To build a supportive community

Providing decent, secure and affordable housing based on the principles of friendship, self-help and skill sharing.

To provide housing which is managed co-operatively and not based on profit motives

Members cannot make profit on their shares.

To make provision for education

Provide a positive learning environment for members and their families, officers and employees, and the general public in the principles and techniques of co-operation – principally within the Subiaco/Leederville Housing Collective Inc. community to energise members and combat apathy and secondly within the broader communitybased education and awareness campaigns for the general public.

To co-operate among co-operatives

In order to best serve the interests of its members and their committees, Subiaco/Leederville Housing Collective will actively co-operate in every practical way with co-operatives at local, national and international levels to strengthen and mobilise the co-operative movement and work for housing justice for all people.

History:

Subiaco Leederville Housing Collective (SLHC) began in the early 1980s, when two existing housing co-operatives were amalgamated.

What makes it special:

  • SLHC is unique in WA as it is the only common equity coop situated north of the river and its 6 dwellings are not located on the same property.
  • The members are diverse and creative, including artists, beekeepers, environmental scientists, musicians and film makers.
  • SLHC are family oriented, and enthusiastic about environmental and community sustainability.
  • SLHC meet monthly for coop business and hold bimonthly busy bees.

More information:

http://subiacoleedervillehousingco-op.blogspot.com/

 

 

Subi-Leederville

The Subiaco–Leederville Housing Collective is located across the inner-northern suburbs of Perth, and comprises six homes that are not all co-located.

It was formed in the early 1980s, and comprises six homes scattered across the suburbs of Dianella, North Perth, West Leederville and Yokine. The homes range from stand-alone houses to semi-detached and villa-style homes.

Members live in and maintain their own homes, in co-operation with each other.



Inanna’s House

Inanna's House

Inanna’s House is a woman managed housing co-operative based in Hilton, Fremantle. Inanna’s House began in 1992, when a group of women met in a local coffee shop to discuss their vision of providing secure, low-cost housing for women.

SNAPSHOT

Location: Hilton, Western Australia
Date established: 1998
Number of dwellings: 9
Land area: 4,051 square metres
Number of residents: 15
Demographics: Inter-generational
Shared facilities: Gardens and office

Why is it called Inanna's House?

Inanna’s House was named after Inanna, the ancient Sumerian goddess of love, beauty, sex, desire, fertility, war, combat, justice, and political power.

The following quote by Inanna symbolises the objectives of Inanna’s House:

Me the woman he has filled with dismay
Has filled me, queen of heaven with consternation
I, the woman who circles the land –
tell me, where is my house
Tell me where is the city in which I may live
I who am your daughter...the hierodule,
who am your bridesmaid -
tell me, where is my house
The bird has its nesting place, but I -
my resting place exists not
The dog lies at the threshold, but I –
I have no threshold.

Objectives

  1. To provide safe and secure Housing for women and their children, and to meet their special needs in relation to their welfare and further education. ( Refer to Section 31 Equal Opportunities Act, 1984,)
  2. To provide accommodation to low income members of Inanna's House -a non-profit collective.
  3. Actively create a feminist space - to have a supportive space for women, in particular, to explore their spiritual, economical, mental, physical, emotional, and other needs.
  4. To create an ecologically compatable living space and to develop an environmental consciousness amongst the members of the collective.
  5. To promote the principles of co-operation:
    • Co-operatives are democratic, non-discriminatory, non-profit organisations.
    • Co-operatives make provision for education of their members and the wider community in the information, principles and skills of co-operation - both democratic and economic.
    • Co-operatives actively co-operate with other co-operative organisations on a local, national and international level.
    • Co-operatives are committed to their own development; that is, to the development of a community that co-operates in various ways.
    • Co-operatives are committed to open communication and conflict resolution.
  6. To establish a Housing Collective for the purpose of providing long term and affordable accommodation for low income earners under an agreement which excludes the right to sub-let unless first approved by the Collective Members.

History

Inanna’s House began in 1992, when a group of women met in a local coffee shop to discuss their vision of providing secure, low-cost housing for women.

Inanna’s House was made possible by a $245,000 Federal Government grant to purchase land and to complete design work for nine rental homes and a $628,000 grant from the State Government for construction. The collective purchased three existing houses that the group lovingly restored, and the remaining six are purpose-built rammed-limestone homes.

WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL?

Inanna’s House is a woman managed housing co-operative. Whilst men are allowed to live there they cannot hold the leases to any of the properties so that in the event of a relationship breakdown it is not the women who are displaced.

More Information

Inanna's House Facebook Page


ARCH

The Alternative Resource Community Housing (ARCH) housing co-operative is located in Bunbury (approximately two hours south of Perth), and comprises eight co-located homes.

SNAPSHOT

Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Date established: 1992
Number of dwellings: 8
Land area: 2725 square metres
Number of residents: 9
Demographics: Seniors
Shared facilities: N/A

Guiding Principles:

  1. Membership of a co-operative society should be voluntary and available without artificial restrictions or any social, political, racial or religious discrimination to all persons who can make use of its services and are willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
  2. Co-operative societies are democratic organisations. Their affairs should be administered by persons elected or appointed in a manner agreed by the members and accountable to them. Members of primary societies should enjoy equal rights of voting (one member, one vote) and participation in decisions affecting their societies. In other than primary societies, the administration should be conducted on a democratic basis in a suitable form.
  3. Share capital should only receive a strictly limited rate of interest, if any.
  4. Surplus or savings, if any, arising out of the operations of a society belong to the members of that society and should be distributed in such a manner as would avoid one member gaining at the expense of others.
  5. All co-operative societies should make provision for the education of their members, officers, and employees and of the general public, in the principles and techniques of co-operation, both economic and democratic.
  6. All co-operative organisations, in order to best serve the interest of their members and their communities, should actively co-operate in every practical way with other co-operatives at local, national and international levels.

Aims:

To develop responsible tenant self-management

As well as having rights all members of housing collectives have an obligation to ensure that their collective is managed responsibly.

To build a supportive community

Providing decent, secure and affordable housing based on the principles of friendship, self-help and skill sharing.

To provide housing which is managed co-operatively and not based on profit motives

Members cannot make profit on their shares.

To make provision for education

Provide a positive learning environment for members and their families, officers and employees, and the general public in the principles and techniques of co-operation – principally within the Alternative Resource Community Housing Inc. community to energise members and combat apathy and secondly within the broader communitybased education and awareness campaigns for the general public.

To co-operate among co-operatives

In order to best serve the interests of its members and their communities, Alternative Resource Community Housing Inc. will actively co-operate in every practical way with co-operatives at local, national and international levels to strengthen and mobilise the co-operative movement and work for housing justice for all people.

History:

It began in 1992, when a group of people began meeting to discuss their common need for affordable housing with security of tenure and a sense of community. The group successfully applied for Commonwealth funding for land and building, and in 1997 the founding residents moved into their new homes.

What makes it special:

  • The Alternative Resource Community Housing (ARCH) housing co-operative is located in Bunbury (approximately two hours south of Perth), and comprises eight co-located homes.
  • ARCH comprises eight purpose-built two-bedroom villas, which are currently occupied mainly by people over 50.
  • Members describe themselves as a family of like-minded seniors living in a community where everyone looks out for each other. They take great pride in their homes, which are superbly maintained and surrounded by beautifully tended flower and vegetable gardens. The place feels peaceful, orderly and loved

First Fremantle

First Fremantle Housing Collective

First Fremantle Housing Collective began in 1985, when the founding committee lodged an application for funding under the Local Government Community Housing Program (LGCHP). Land owned by the State was purchased and the State also guaranteed the loan.

SNAPSHOT

Location: Fremantle, Western Australia
Date established: 1987
Number of dwellings: 14
Land area: 4,986 square metres
Number of residents: 33
Demographics: Inter-generational
Shared facilities: Gardens and a common house, which includes a kitchen, hall, office, and a laundry.

Guiding Principles

  1. Membership of a co-operative society should be voluntary and available without artificial restrictions or any social, political, racial or religious discrimination to all persons who can make use of its services and are willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
  2. Co-operative societies are democratic organisations. Their affairs should be administered by persons elected or appointed in a manner agreed by the members and accountable to them. Members of primary societies should enjoy equal rights of voting (one member, one vote) and participation in decisions affecting their societies. In other than primary societies, the administration should be conducted on a democratic basis in a suitable form.
  3. All co-operative societies should make provision for the education of their members, officers, and employees and of the general public, in the principles and techniques of co-operation, both economic and democratic.
  4. All co-operative organisations, in order to best serve the interest of their members and their communities, should actively co-operate in every practical way with other co-operatives at local, nation and international levels.

Aims

To develop responsible tenant self-management

  • As well as having rights all members of housing collectives have an obligation to ensure that their collective is managed responsibly.

To build a supportive community

  • Providing decent, secure and affordable housing based on the principles of friendship, self-help and skill sharing.

To provide housing which is managed co-operatively and not based on profit motives.

To make provision for education

  • Provide a positive learning environment for members and their families, officers and employees, and the general public in the principles and techniques of co-operation – principally within the First Fremantle Housing Collective community to energise members and combat apathy and secondly within the broader communitybased education and awareness campaigns for the general public.

To co-operate among co-operatives

  • In order to best serve the interests of its members and their committees, First Fremantle Housing Collective will actively co-operate in every practical way with co-operatives at local, national and international levels to strengthen and mobilise the co-operative movement and work for housing justice for all people.

What makes it special

  • The development consist of three, 2 storey terrace houses and three, single storey detached houses for families, four semi-detached houses for couples and four semi-detached houses for singles.
  • No car parking is provided adjacent to the dwellings in order to retain the natural environment. Instead parking is provided in communal areas on the perimeter.
  • The hall is also made available to outside groups to promote the integration of the co-operative into the general community.

More information

First Fremantle Facebook Page