Minister Yvette Berry at new units in Watson

Courtyard bliss

An ECHO home

An ECHO member

Key handover at new Watson Units

An ECHO home

Media Release

12:00 am 4 March 2016

 Yvette Berry MLA , Minister for Housing, Community Services and Social Inclusion

Community housing renewal contributes to Canberra's housing mix

It's a pleasure today to hand over keys for two new properties in Watson to the Environmental Cooperative Housing Organisation (ECHO).

This is quality community housing, located in an attractive complex in the inner north of Canberra and I'm pleased the government has been able to extend our housing renewal agenda into the community housing portfolio.

We've been able to work with ECHO to renew some of their aging housing stock in exchange for an older three bedroom property.

ECHO's portfolio includes 33 properties, managed as low cost community housing for those who struggle to afford private rentals. 


1st of March 2016