Bridge Housing was delighted to secure two awards at the Australasian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Awards (NSW/ACT), which took place in Sydney on 4 July 2019.

Held every two years in each jurisdiction across Australia and in New Zealand, the AHI Awards formally recognise and reward excellence in professional social housing practice, from the grassroots to the most senior levels of the sector.

Chief Operating Officer Rebecca Pinkstone received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award, which reflects her considerable professional achievements, her leadership at Bridge Housing and across the broader social housing sector.

Bridge Housing’s Strategic Asset Management Plan (2016-2025) won the Leading Asset Management Award, which was accepted by our Director Assets Theo Posumah. The plan ensures that Bridge Housing has an effective governance structure for asset management and establishes organisational accountability for asset condition, use and performance, so that Bridge Housing’s tenants experience good quality, well-maintained and appropriate housing.

Bridge Housing was nominated for five other Australasian Housing Institute Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in the following categories:

  • ·Inspirational Team Member: Megan Caldwell
  • ·Leading Community Engagement Practice:Building Bridges 2018-2021
  • ·Leading Innovation: Northern Sydney SHMT Social Housing Service System Coordination Plan (with Link Housing and SGCH)
  • ·Leading Innovation: Pathways Home Project (shared with Women’s Community Shelters)

Both our Award recipients will now compete against the winners from each jurisdiction in their respective categories at the AHI Awards Australasian Gala Dinner. Bridge Housing congratulates all of the winners and nominees on their success and looks forward to attending the Australasian AHI Awards at the National Housing Conference in Darwin next month.