Detailed plans have been released by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to build more high quality social housing that will support vulnerable people at Kingsgrove in Sydney’s south while giving the economy and jobs a boost.
The project at the corner of Stoney Creek Road and Croot Street, Kingsgrove will replace six ageing dwellings on two existing sites, to deliver 16 new social homes specifically designed to accommodate seniors; well-located near public transport and other essential services.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said pending a successful planning application, the $5.65 million project will also create an estimated 27 jobs during construction, supporting NSW families and boosting the State’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
“The project’s design – which includes significant landscaping works – will deliver high-quality and architecturally-designed housing in this prominent corner location,” Mr Coure said.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the Kingsgrove housing renewal further demonstrated the NSW Government’s investment to build more fit for purpose, social housing to support vulnerable people and bolster the NSW economy.
“Including this project, the NSW Government is also currently working on five projects in Hurstville and Kingsgrove which have the potential to deliver 69 dwellings, generate $22.1 million in construction value and create 110 jobs,” Minister Pavey said.
In May, LAHC released project design plans for a $5 million proposal to transform ageing housing sites at Croot Street, Hurstville, and build eight, one-bedroom units and six, two-bedroom units, providing new homes for seniors and people with a disability.
These 14 new homes are also forecast to create an estimated 22 jobs during construction; which is expected to start in early 2021, including using local trades.
LAHC is also progressing plans for another 10 dwelling project at Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove. This project is due to begin construction later this year.
These renewal projects are 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 and improves tenant experience and outcomes.
For more information on Future Directions, please visit: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about/reforms/future-directions