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The Government Land for Accommodation and Support Services (GLASS) program seeks to provide surplus government-owned land to not for profit (NFP) organisations to develop much-needed facilities for affordable/social accommodation and other support services.

There is a critical need for developments that provide affordable accommodation, disability housing, non-residential respite care centres, or other facilities to support people with disabilities.

In November 2015, preferred proponents to deliver accommodation and support service projects through GLASS were invited to finalise their offers for GLASS projects.

There are four stages in the GLASS Program:

Stage 1: Expression of interest (EOI)

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Not for profit organisations were invited to express their interest to be part of the GLASS program. EOIs closed on 10 September 2013. The quantity and quality of the responses to Stage 1 was very high. After evaluation, organisations were contacted about the outcome of their submissions and shortlisted proponents invited to participate in stage 2.

Stage 2: Request for proposal (RFP)

As a result of interest and the large number of proponents shortlisted from Stage 1, the department decided to alter the GLASS program by splitting Stage 2 into two sub-stages:

  • Stage 2A: Request for Property Application – This stage allowed shortlisted proponents from Stage 1 to nominate their preferred properties for their project/s. Stage 2A was released in December 2013 and closed on 31 January 2014.
  • Stage 2B: Request for Detailed Proposals – Successful proponents from Stage 2A were invited to submit detailed proposals on identified properties by 15 July 2014. In response to feedback from proponents, a simplified proposal process was created for properties with only one proponent and the closing date for all proposals was extended to 19 August 2014. Proposals (both simplified and detailed) are being evaluated to select preferred proponents for properties. Selected proponents will be invited to participate in Stage 3.

Stage 3: Transaction, negotiation and agreement

Successful NFP organisations finalise agreements, terms and timeframes for delivery.

Stage 4: Delivery and monitoring

NFP organisations commence development according to relevant agreements.

Further information

For more information contact the department.