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Building better homes and jobs in Oxley

South Kempsey

Construction is underway on two housing renewal projects to build new homes that will support vulnerable people in Oxley, while boosting the local economy and jobs.

The housing redevelopments – at 59 Middleton Street, South Kempsey, and 34 and 34A Hastings Street, Wauchope – share a combined value of $5.55 million and will together deliver 18 new social homes and 27 jobs.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said regional communities and local economies were benefitting in spades from the NSW Government’s delivery of social housing renewal projects throughout the State.

“We’re building more and better homes that are purposefully designed to meet the changing needs of vulnerable people,” Ms Pavey said.

“Constructing these new homes also provides a solid foundation to support families and businesses connected to the construction industry, including local subcontractors.

“This investment delivers spending on tradies and building materials which is also critically important at this time, to boost our economic recovery from Covid-19.”

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is delivering six one-bedroom social homes in a two-storey residential apartment in South Kempsey. Construction is due to be completed later this year.

LAHC is also delivering 12 new social homes at Wauchope in a two-storey, residential building comprising four two-bedroom units and eight one-bedroom units. Construction is due to be completed in early 2022.

The new homes are both located in existing urban areas close to town centres and public transport, to allow future residents to access essential services.

These two projects are part of around 750 new social homes the NSW Government is expecting to complete in regional areas between this year and 2023-24, that’s forecast to create more than $200 million in construction activity and about 1000 jobs.

These 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.