The NSW Government is delivering new housing for Hunter residents with the completion of a new mixed tenure development in Glendale.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) had been working with Pacific Link Housing to transform a vacant lot into 21 modern, fit-for-purpose dwellings, including six social housing units.
“The Glendale project is another example of the Government revitalising vacant sites and aged social dwellings and replacing them with high quality, modern homes,” Mrs Pavey said.
“By partnering with Pacific Link Housing, we’ve been able to double the number of social dwellings that were on the site previously while also delivering new private homes.”
Pacific Link Housing is a leading Tier 1 Community Housing Provider managing close to 1,100 properties across the Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions.
“Pacific Link is proud to be the first to complete a Communities Plus Project and we are extremely pleased with the outcome,” said Ian Lynch, CEO of Pacific Link Housing.
The Glendale project includes a mix of social, affordable and private housing homes and is located near the regional Glendale shopping centre, local schools and the proposed future site of the Glendale Station.
The project will accommodate around 45 residents in total and includes diverse housing options, including two ground floor units which are adaptable for tenants with disabilities.
The NSW Government is currently undertaking the biggest social housing renewal program in the country, delivering more and better housing for tenants and NSW families on the waiting list.
The Government’s commitment to the Hunter region includes proposed social housing dwellings in Waratah West (up to 18 dwellings), Lambton (up to 20 dwellings) and East Maitland (up to 18 dwellings). This builds on the completion of 18 new dwellings across two projects at Gateshead and eight dwellings at Lambton since December 2018.
The Glendale project is part of the NSW Government’s Communities Plus program, which has a target of 23,000 new and replacement social housing dwellings, 500 affordable housing units and up to 40,000 private homes.