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31 new homes boost benefits for Auburn

LAHC development in Auburn
New social homes delivered by LAHC in Auburn

New social homes have been completed to provide better-support for seniors living in Western Sydney, with the NSW Government’s $9.94 million investment also delivering a timely boost for jobs and the economy.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, welcomed the handing over of new keys for tenants moving into the 31 newly built homes located in Auburn and South Wentworthville.

“These new homes are typical of the high-quality designed and delivered by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, benefitting communities throughout the State to make them safer and stronger; especially in our regions,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Older, under-occupied, outdated properties that were expensive to maintain, have now been replaced by four-times as many new homes.

“These 31 new homes will do a much better job meeting the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s tenants as well as generating lower maintenance costs.

“These two housing renewal projects also created 50 jobs during construction, which has given timely support for other people and families, bolstering our State’s economic recovery from COVID-19.”

LAHC development in South Wentworthville
New social housing delivered by LAHC in South Wentworthville

Seven new one-bedroom and 11 new two-bedroom were built on Cumberland Road, Auburn, from a $5.75 million investment that supported 29 jobs.

At Richmond Street, South Wentworthville, five new one-bedroom and eight new twobedroom homes came from a $4.19 million investment, supporting 21 jobs.

Both redevelopments are a mix of one and two-storey buildings, purposefully designed to blend in with their surrounding community’s character, and located near essential services such as transportation.

Roof-top solar has also been provided in the 13 new South Wentworthville homes, to reduce energy operating costs for new tenants.

Overall, the two projects are among 50 throughout Western Sydney that will deliver more than 600 new social homes, and create about 1,350 jobs through an estimated investment of about $270 million in construction activity.

The housing renewals form part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing, a plan to build more and better social housing that blends-in with local communities.