Providing Community Housing through the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP): Refurbishment of the Minninup Cottages and Langley Villas


The Donnybrook Balingup Aged Homes Committee identified a need to provide affordable housing for aged pensioners in our community to cater for independent living on a limited income. The committee steered the development of this housing project which, over time, saw the development of two unit complexes; Minninup Cottages and Langley Villas. To see more information on the accommodation options available for the elderly in the Shire, please see the page below.

Accommodation for the Elderly


In January 2022, the Shire was successful in its application for funding under the Social Housing Economic Recovery Package (SHERP) Grants program. $2.8m was distributed by the Department of Communities through the SHERP.

Learn more about the SHERP (


The general scope of works to be undertaken is as follows:

Internal works:

  • Bathrooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Laundries
  • Entries and exits
  • Paint
  • Flooring and window treatments

External works:

  • Pathways
  • Lighting
  • Parking
  • Landscaping


The following image gallery shows the progression of the refurbishment works at Minninup Cottages (practical competion achieved in 2023) and Langley Villas (practical completion scheduled for mid-2024).