Bellingen Affordable Apartments
Garden View of Affordable Apartments in Bellingen
Bellingen Apartments, View from Entry
Entry View of Bellingen Apartments

Bellingen ‘Big House’ Apartments

Affordable Apartments in Bellingen.

‘Big House’ Apartments are your typical apartments but configured into what externally appears as a ‘Big House’.  These types of apartments are especially good at ‘fitting in’ with a suburban context.  (such as Bellingen).

The Site

This site is affordable land.  It is one of the last large sites, within walking distance of the town centre.  It has some difficulties though, as  it is a battleaxe block and the sewer is at the top of the site.  Additionally, the site’s primary aspect is Westerly which will require some summer sun control.  The topography is steep and difficult to use.  The site is also flood prone, and has the potential for the lower section of the site to be inundated in a 1:100 year flood.

On the other hand, it is on the South side of Bellingen, and within 500m walking distance to the centre of town.  It has a creek frontage and a fabulous tree lined aspect over the creek.

This site has the capacity for 8 x 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom affordable apartments.  The large site could also cater for a community BBQ facility and community gardens.

To see another project for affordable housing have a look at this student housing project in Port Macquarie.  For another project in Bellingen see these Boutique Laneway Apartments.


As with all of our projects, we keep a close eye on the cost plan.  The cost plan for such a site would be as follows.

Assuming 8 people form a joint venture partnership with 40% deposit.