Construction has started on a $3.2 million public housing development project that will deliver 10 new homes for seniors at Burrawong Crescent in Elderslie.
Welcoming the project, the state member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, said the NSW Government was driving construction to deliver new homes in South West Sydney for some of the community’s most vulnerable.
“The current homes on this site in Elderside were built in the 1950s and are in need of renewal,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
“This project will also create 20 equivalent full-time jobs, helping to stimulate the local economy.”
Water, property and housing minister Melinda Pavey said South Western Sydney was one of the state’s highest demand areas for priority housing and these modern, fit for the purpose homes will provide tenants with safe and accessible housing.
“This project represents a smart approach to growing our housing portfolio, by replacing ageing cottages on large sites with additional homes,” Mrs Pavey said.
Located in close proximity to the Camden Town Centre, Camden Hospital and transport services, the $3.2 million project includes two one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom units, car parking, associated landscaping works and a new footpath.
This development is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing, a 10 year plan to drive better outcomes for tenants by providing more and better social housing.