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New units pave the way to better housing

Murdoch Street, Blackett

The NSW Government has completed a development in Blackett that has delivered
12 social housing units to accommodate seniors.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey said the $4.2 million
development created 21 jobs during construction while also delivering upgrades to
surrounding streets.

“This development will provide up to 18 seniors a modern and comfortable new home
just two minutes’ walk from a bus stop with services to Westfield shops and Mt Druitt
railway station,” Mrs Pavey said.

“We paved the way to the bus stop with an 80-metre stretch of brand new footpath
and a further 13 metres of footpath upgrades. It’s perfect for senior residents who may
have mobility issues, with level entry to all ground floor units and half of the six parking
spaces accessible for wheelchair users.”

The two-storey Murdoch Street complex by the NSW Government’s Land and Housing
Corporation has six two-bedroom units and six one-bedroom units. Landscaping
includes 18 mature native trees planted on the site and a 20-metre Tallowwood tree
retained on the site, all watered with a 5,000 litre rainwater tank.

Mrs Pavey said it is part of the NSW Government’s $400 million Fast Track Housing
Construction Package, which will deliver almost 1,300 new social homes across the
State, supporting an estimated 800 direct and 1,200 indirect jobs during construction.

“We are fast-tracking projects to get shovels in the ground faster, creating critically
important jobs in construction and across the wider NSW economy while delivering
new fit-for-purpose homes for disadvantaged and vulnerable people,” Mrs Pavey said.

The housing renewals are part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social
Housing, a 10-year plan to build more and better social housing that blends-in with
local communities.