The NSW Government has just completed a landmark social housing project in Bexley North that’s transformed a well-known vacant block into 24 high quality social homes, for up to 36 vulnerable community members.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the $8.4 million development created around 40 jobs during construction and provided new homes less than half an hour from the centre of Sydney.
“It’s another great example of the modern and attractive social housing which is being delivered by the NSW Government across Sydney,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Not only do these projects create good design outcomes that complement and enhance the local streetscape, they also provide stronger communities by providing new social housing blended within well located existing suburbs.”
The development, fronting both New Illawarra Road and Bexley Road, is comprised of 12 one bedroom units and 12 two bedroom units, with 22 basement car spaces.
There is a bus stop directly outside the complex, and the local Woolworths and Bexley North railway station are both six minutes’ walk away. The development includes solar panel systems on each building and two central rainwater tanks for irrigation.
These three and four storey apartment buildings were built to a high standard with special acoustic treatments to reduce traffic noise, along with lifts in both buildings, and five-star instantaneous gas hot water systems.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the project is part of a strong pipeline of housing being delivered by the NSW Government to provide safe and secure homes for people who are most in need.
“Secure housing is the foundation for people to live happy and healthy lives, where they can receive the support they need to break the cycle of disadvantage,” Mr Henskens said.
The project forms 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.