More than 50 new social housing units will benefit people in need across Sydney’s South.
A $5.26 million 16-unit seniors complex at Lugarno has just been completed, while a 72-unit mixed tenure project is currently under construction at Peakhurst.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation Acting Chief Executive Deborah Brill said the projects demonstrated the NSW Government’s commitment to social housing across southern Sydney.
“The recently completed complex at Lugarno is a great example of the NSW Government, through the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) working with the private sector to build vital social housing for southern Sydney,” Ms Brill said.
“We’ve taken four ageing properties from the LAHC portfolio and transformed them into a dedicated seniors living complex, offering eight one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units, as well as step-free access and ground-level parking for those with accessibility needs.”
Meanwhile, construction is underway for a mixed-tenure complex at Peakhurst, which will see six ageing properties transformed into 72 units, 37 of which to be used for social housing.
The $22 million complex on Forest Road, Peakhurst will feature 13 one-bedroom, 21 two-bedroom and three, three-bedroom social housing units. Close to essential services, parks and transport, the development is set to be complete by mid-2023.
Ms Brill said the projects also signalled a boost for local tradies and suppliers.
“Construction of these homes is providing a steady pipeline of work across Southern Sydney for local trades and apprentices, with more than 130 jobs created during the builds,” Ms Brill said.
“And our recent commitment of $183 million towards more social housing shows we’re firmly focused on fast-tracking the delivery of more homes for people in need.”
For more information on social housing developments across visit: Greater Sydney.