The NSW Government has launched Communities Plus and is calling for market interest to deliver world-class integrated social, affordable and private housing in NSW.
Communities Plus is a new and innovative partnership with government that harnesses the expertise and capacity of the private and not-for-profit sectors to deliver integrated communities and improved social outcomes.
Communities Plus will be an ongoing program that redevelops Land and Housing Corporation sites throughout metropolitan Sydney and regional NSW. The seven initial sites will be transformed into sustainable mixed communities of around 3,000 new dwellings. This will include developments with pilot programs that link housing assistance to education, training and local employment opportunities.
“Communities Plus will be at the forefront of encouraging people in social housing to be aspirational, not generational. Many of the new social housing units will be used to trial innovative programs that link housing assistance to participation in education, training and local employment opportunities to promote independence” — Brad Hazzard, Minister for Family and Community Services and Social Housing.
Expressions of Interest (EoI)
for the Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park opened on
31 March and will close on
11 May 2016. To access the EoI visit the NSW eTender website.
Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Neighbourhood Projects - Release 1 opened on 5 May and will close on 15 June 2016.