PICTURED ABOVE (L-R) Compass Group Chief Corporate Services Lyndall Robertshaw, Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey and Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens.
People in need of housing in Newcastle now have a place to call home following the completion of a new social and affordable housing project in Adamstown.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Alister Henskens said the 50-unit complex will reduce housing stress and connect people in need with services and supports.
“The Adamstown complex not only provides a range of accommodation options for vulnerable people, but links them to vital services to improve their health and general wellbeing,” Mr Henskens said.
The complex includes 13 one-bedroom units and 37 two-bedrooms units and is close to shops, transport and local job opportunities.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the project was delivered by Compass Housing in partnership with the NSW Government.
“Compass Housing will assist residents with tailored supports, boosting their social inclusion, economic participation and community cohesion,” Mrs Pavey said.
Compass Housing Group Chief Corporate Services Officer Lyndall Robertshaw said the project marked the completion Compass’ program of 493 dwellings delivered under the NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund.
“The delivery of almost 500 homes in just over two years is proof of what is possible when government leverages the know-how and capacity of the community housing sector,” Ms Robertshaw said.
“Projects like this one are incredibly important to make sure low-income families have the dignity and security that comes from having a stable home”.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said the SAHF has also provided an economic boost to the local economy. “The dwellings delivered by Compass through the SAHF have provided a strong pipeline of new homes in the Hunter, creating jobs for local tradies,” Mr Martin said.
The SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW, and is on track to deliver 3,485 homes across the State.
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