The NSW Government is delivering new social housing and a timely boost to the local economy, with construction soon to begin on a $3.12 million social housing renewal project in Western Sydney.
Around 20 full-time equivalent jobs will be supported during construction of 10 modern, fit-for-purpose new homes for seniors and tenants with a disability, at Eve Street, Guildford.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the project will support jobs during construction and demonstrates the smart approach the NSW Government is taking to growing its housing portfolio, by redeveloping existing sites into well-designed homes that are close to shops, transport links and essential services for local people.
Academy Construction and Development director Ronnie Beaini said the project would create opportunities for local subcontractors and tradespeople, including a number of apprentices, and deliver better outcomes for tenants.
“Academy Construction and Development acknowledge the opportunities of the project in this difficult climate for all involved and look forward to working with the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to deliver the project on time and on budget,” Mr Beaini said.
The Guildford project will see two ageing cottages replaced with an architecturally designed two-storey complex comprising four one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units, with associated landscaping works including mature street planting.
All ground-floor units will be suitable for residents with mobility restrictions and will be readily adaptable for wheelchair use. The primary frontage will be re-oriented to Blaxcell Street.
Quality social housing for older people is a priority for the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, which has delivered 155 senior housing homes across NSW since April 2019. An additional 18 projects are currently under contract to deliver 229 new senior housing homes in the future.
The development is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing – a plan to deliver more and better social housing that blends in with local communities.