June 14, 2018

Tenants enjoying their kitchen upgrades

The Property Services Team recently completed a Capital Works program that saw 12 properties have aging kitchens and/or bathrooms replaced. This means existing tenants who have lived in the property for many years with good rental histories are now enjoying a better standard of housing.

Kenneth and Barbara have lived in their Tuart Hill unit for ten years. Under the Capital Works program they had their kitchen, bathroom and flooring replaced. The couple say they are delighted with the process and how it was handled.

“What they did in the time is really incredible and I think it was due to the people that were running the job as well as both Sally-Anne (our Housing Coordinator) and Scott (Project Manager) who were very good,” they said. “We’re very happy.”

Another tenant who benefited from the program was Daryl in Belmont, who received a new kitchen designed to better suit his needs as a wheelchair user.  The new kitchen has extra space under benches for his legs and lower overhead cabinets that were easier for him to reach. Daryl says he is really happy with his new kitchen, as are his carers who are pleased he will find it easier to maintain living independently.

Under the Capital Works program Foundation Housing will be conducting renovations every year.