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Newcastle and Hunter region

Improved social and affordable housing for Newcastle

Working closely with the City of Newcastle, we’re boosting social housing in the former steel city and creating hundreds of local jobs.

As part of an agreement we signed in 2021, the City of Newcastle identified areas of need where projects could be fast-tracked.

It also effectively agreed to forego rates from our Newcastle properties. We’re now using the money saved to reinvest in social housing in the local government area.

This is an historic agreement, and the first time the council has agreed to such a measure.

Projects delivered under the initiative are expected to deliver more than $25 million in construction activity and create around 118 jobs for the region. Local apprentices and tradespeople are engaged on developments and we’re procuring housing construction materials in Newcastle and the Lower Hunter.

Robinson Avenue, Lambton

Creating 20 units for people in need

Artist impression of Robinson Avenue and Charlton Street, Lambton

Stannett Street, Waratah West

Creating 8 new units for people in need

Stannett Street, Waratah West

Landa Parade, Waratah West

Building accessible social housing near Calvary Mater Newcastle

Artist impression Landa Parade Waratah West

Macarthur Street, Shortland

Transforming fibro housing stock into modern apartments

Image of NSW Land and Housing Corporation development at Macarthur Street, Shortland

Richard Street, Adamstown

Creating new homes for up to 22 people

Richard Street, Adamstown

Fieldsend Street, East Maitland

Building 18 new homes in the heart of Maitland

East Maitland housing