The NSW Government is investing $6 million to provide additional social housing for residents of Kingsgrove through a major upgrade of properties on Miller Street, Junee Crescent and Kilkee Avenue.
Mark Coure, Member for Oatley, said the Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has sought input from local residents on the plans that will create more fit for purpose housing options in the local area.
“This proposed $6 million upgrade will transform the site and see 14 new modern homes built that are close to public transport, local shops and green spaces,” Mr Coure said.
“This project will not only deliver additional social housing for the local community, it will also engage local builders and suppliers, creating around 28 equivalent full-time jobs to help stimulate the local economy.”
The proposed upgrade will provide 14 new two-bedroom style townhouses, onsite parking and associated landscaping works.
Melinda Pavey, Minister for Water Property and Housing, said communities throughout NSW can expect to see more of these types of upgrades, as the NSW Government ramps up its delivery of more suitably designed and well-located homes.
“This project represents a smart approach to growing our housing portfolio by creating additional homes in areas of high demand,” Mrs Pavey said.
Subject to planning approval, construction is expected to begin in late 2020, with the first residents expected to begin tenancy in early 2022.
This follows on from last month’s announcement of a major upgrade to properties on Croot Street, Hurstville which will create 14 new seniors’ specific homes.
These projects are part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing – a 10-year plan to drive better outcomes for tenants by providing improved social housing.
For more information on the Government’s Future Directions plan please visit https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about/reforms/future-directions.