Bridge Housing wins two national awards

Thu 29, Oct 2015

Bridge Housing has won two national awards at the 2015 Australasian Housing Institute Awards for Professional Excellence held in in Perth this week.

  • Our Community Team won the Australasian Leading Tenant Engagement Practice Award for our innovative Building Bridges Community Building and Engagement Strategy.
  • Our Assets Team won the Australasian Leading Asset Management Award for our Strategic Asset Management Plan.

This is the first time that Bridge Housing has won national awards for its work. It was the only Australian housing organisation to win more than one award at the awards ceremony on Wednesday night.

CEO John Nicolades said: “I was very proud to collect these awards for Bridge Housing. My congratulations to Francesca Cathie and the Community Team, and Michael Dolan and the Assets Team for all their hard work which has secured these prestigious awards.”

“They are industry recognition of our best practice in key areas of housing asset and tenancy management. My congratulations also go to the other Australian and New Zealand award winners for their sector innovation and excellence.”

The AHI awards were announced during the biennial National Housing Conference 2015 at which Bridge Housing’s General Manager Operations Rebecca Pinkstone presented on Early intervention and prevention in homelessness.

Building Bridges is a three-year community building and engagement plan that was developed collaboratively with tenants to empower them to improve their wellbeing and strengthen community connections.

The Strategic Asset Management Plan was restructured to embed asset management into Bridge Housing’s governance framework and to become a central part of good governance practice.