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Emily St, Hurstville

Emily St

Nine new social housing apartments will give an estimated 11 seniors new fit-for-purpose homes in Hurstville in an innovative building that appears like two individual houses to fit in beautifully with the surrounding area.




40-42 Emily St, Hurstville

Proposed new homes:

9 social housing apartments for seniors

New tenants:

11 new residents (estimate only)

Construction cost:

$2.94 million total construction cost

Project updates

Construction is now underway and works will continue towards the end of 2021. Tradelink Constructions Pty Ltd is the construction partner on this project.

Around 14 jobs will be created as part of this project.

This development is one of about 50 projects being delivered under the NSW Government’s $400 million Fast-Track Housing Construction Package, to help boost economic recovery from COVID-19 in local communities throughout the state.

The site at 40-42 Emily Street, Hurstville is located close to bus stops which provide services to Hurstville town centre and train station, while local shops and a post office are within 800m.

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is redeveloping this site into a nine-unit seniors housing development for seniors. The site previously contained two brick cottages.

The two-storey seniors housing development will complement the street’s existing character.

The development will consist of three one-bedroom units and six two-bedroom units suitable for seniors, along with ground level parking for eight cars.

As part of the development, LAHC will be responsible for constructing 70m of new footpath to allow residents to easily reach nearby bus stops.

The development will have a contemporary and attractive fa├žade, using a palette of different materials including face brick and render.

The clever design results in an appearance of two individual dwelling houses, to respond to the single dwelling nature of nearby properties.

The development will be set back at least 3m from side boundaries and include privacy screening to preserve the amenity of neighbouring properties.

Each apartment will have a fully enclosed private open space area, including private gardens for ground floor dwellings and balconies for upper level dwellings.