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High-quality new housing for Waratah West

Last published on 07 Sep 2020 in News

The NSW Government has released draft plans to deliver new social housing to support vulnerable community members and set the standard for quality housing design in Waratah West.

High-Quality New Housing for Waratah WestThe NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has sought community feedback on plans to build eight, modern fit-for-purpose units on Stannett Street.

The proposed $2.68 million project would transform two, ageing fibro cottages into eight new homes that are well located close to green space, local schools, transport links and the Calvary Mater hospital.

If approved, the project has the potential to support approximately 17 jobs during construction and provide an immediate boost to the local economy.

With its modern angled rooflines for high ceilings, black window frames and brick and black cladding, this contemporary housing is also expected to set new benchmarks for design and quality in the local area.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the project forms part of the NSW Government’s investment in delivering more and better social housing to support communities and jobs throughout NSW.

“This project demonstrates the smart approach we’re taking to growing our housing portfolio, by replacing ageing dwellings with more homes which are well-designed that support the needs of local people,” Minister Pavey said.

The Stannett Street project is proposed to have four two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units, with ground level parking and associated landscaping works, including the retention of mature native Ironbark and Spotted Gum trees.

If approved, construction of the project is expected to begin in the next six months late 2020 or early 2021.

Other LAHC projects currently proposed in the local area include a $3.37 million project to deliver 10 new homes on Landa Parade, Waratah West, and a $2.69 million project to build eight homes at Macarthur Street, Shortland.

The NSW Government is undertaking the largest social housing renewal in the country. This development is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing – a plan to drive better outcomes for tenants by providing more and better social housing.