The NSW Government is continuing to deliver homes to the most vulnerable members of the community, with construction of a 41-unit residential building on the Central Coast reaching its highest point.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the $15.3 million development at Beane St, Gosford will transform a vacant lot into homes for as many as 60 new residents, while creating 77 new jobs.
“From the Central Coast, to the country, to inner city Sydney, the delivery of new social housing is transforming communities by creating jobs and income, encouraging new investment, and delivering homes for those who need them most,” Mrs Pavey said.
“The NSW Government fast-tracked the approval of this project through the Planning System Acceleration Program to help the State’s COVID-19 economic recovery.”
The development, which commenced construction in August last year, will be comprised of 21 one-bedroom units and 20 two-bedroom units, with basement parking for 19 vehicles plus spaces for motorcycles and bicycles.
The building will be built with water and energy saving features, including solar panels and recycled water collection for gardens. In addition, residents will only be a short walk away from Gosford Train Station, Gosford Hospital, local shops and schools.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the project will not only provide homes for people on the Central Coast who need it most but also deliver an immediate boost to the regional economy.
“Apart from creating local jobs and helping local suppliers, around 15 per cent of the skilled tradespeople at this site are apprentices which means the project is also helping broaden our construction industry skills base,” Mr Crouch said.
“This project will set new benchmarks for quality and design for the Gosford CBD, whilst putting rooves over the heads of vulnerable members of our community.”
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.