The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has identified Wagga Wagga as a priority area for the renewal and growth of social housing.
LAHC’s objective is to help people in need in the Wagga Wagga region access high-standard housing that better meet resident’s needs and is located near jobs, shops, transport and services.
To date, LAHC and Wagga Wagga City Council have been working collaboratively on the following renewal projects:
- Duke of Kent Park Precinct with 4 projects in the pipeline to deliver 60 social homes over three years
- Kooringal with 2 duplex projects currently delivering 4 social homes
- Mount Austin which includes 2 manor house projects currently delivering 6 social homes.
LAHC also partnered with Westbury Constructions to complete a two-storey, 10-unit apartment building comprising eight one-bedroom and two two-bedroom units, with parking and landscaping on South Parade, Wagga Wagga.
Under this partnership another two-storey, four one-bedroom units were completed for seniors together with landscaping and parking on Spring Street, Wagga Wagga.
LAHC and Wagga Wagga City Council are keen to establish an agreement, which will see us working together to identify potential sites to fast track the delivery of more social and affordable housing for people in need, as well as private housing in the area to help address accommodation shortages in Wagga Wagga.
LAHC’s mission is to deliver more and better social housing in integrated communities to create a sense of belonging to support the physical, cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of people.
We are also committed to ensuring local businesses are provided with opportunities to bid for the supply of goods and services, maximising the spread of local economic benefit wherever possible.
Working with local industry
LAHC is working with Wagga Wagga City Council to help meet the social housing needs in the Wagga Wagga local government area.
More social and private housing is planned in Wagga Wagga and LAHC wants to work closely with local suppliers to help build good-quality, well-designed, and sustainable buildings.
Industry information session
An industry information session is being held in Wagga Wagga for local suppliers, contractors and professional service providers to hear about:
- plans for more housing in Wagga Wagga
- how they can pre-qualify
- the tender process
- the support available to them.
- Tuesday 6 September
- Wagga Wagga City Council Chambers 243 Bayliss Street, Wagga Wagga
- 3.00pm to 4.30pm