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Delivering more social housing for seniors in Sefton

Last published on 10 Jan 2020 in News

The NSW Government has delivered new, high-quality housing for vulnerable community members following the early completion of a $4.5 million project in Sydney’s south-west last month.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, announced that the government has completed 14 new homes at Palmer St, Sefton.

“This project was delivered ahead of time so that new tenants could be moved in over the holiday period,” Mrs Pavey said.

“These residents now have access to new modern, energy and water efficient homes.”

The project includes eight one-bedroom units and six two-bedroom units, set aside for seniors, replacing three detached cottages at the 2,515-square metre site.

“This project represents a smart approach to growing our housing portfolio, by replacing ageing cottages on large sites with additional homes,” Mrs Pavey said.

“At the same time, we have ensured the project is well designed and of a low scale (two storey) which complements the character of the surrounding neighbourhood.

“The project has also helped create jobs, including through the family-owned building company which constructed the housing on behalf of the NSW Government.”

As part of the project’s completion, nearly 80m of new footpath was constructed to allow the project’s residents to have safe and level access the nearest bus stop.

The new two-storey complex was delivered on-budget and was funded through the sale of properties in Sydney’s Millers Point.

The Sefton project’s completion means the Government has now created 1,416 new homes due to the Millers Point funding.