Five ageing properties in South Granville have been transformed into a new 20-unit development built specifically for the needs of older Australians as part of the NSW Government’s pipeline to deliver more than 370 new social housing projects across the state.
Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) Chief Executive Simon Newport said the $7 million two-storey development on Brussels Street in South Granville, on Dharug country, would house around 25 elderly people in need of housing.
“The NSW Government is firmly focused on delivering additional housing that will give certainty and security to people at risk of homelessness,” Mr Newport said.
“In Granville alone, the Government will have delivered up to 220 new social housing units by 2025. Housing renewal is a key focus for the Government in ensuring we maximise opportunities to increase housing supply on government land, particularly for first home buyers and those in need of social housing.
“Senior Australians deserve a comfortable and modern place to call home and feel safe, and this new development’s proximity to public transport connections to both Granville and Lidcombe town centres is essential to meeting their long-term needs.”
The new development consists of eight one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units, 16 car parking spaces, and created more than 30 local jobs for tradespeople during its construction.
“A large proportion of the more than 5400 dwellings in the Cumberland Local Government Area was built in the 1980s, so it has been important to deliver not only new housing, but modern housing that meets the needs of residents and costs less to maintain over the long-term,” Mr Newport said.
“The findings from LAHC are being implemented across the state to address the related issues of housing supply, affordability and alleviating homelessness.
For a snapshot of social housing in the Cumberland LGA view the Cumberland – Local area analysis (PDF, 3181.17 KB).