$3 million and partnership for Mudgee social homes

The NSW Government’s commitment to deliver more and better quality social housing across the state continues, with Mudgee set to receive new homes by the end of 2022.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the Government has reached an agreement with local community housing provider (CHP), Housing Plus, to deliver and manage the new properties.

“The corner of Mulgoa Way and Winbourne Street will see eight, modern, fit-for-purpose homes built, giving locals in need a safe place to call home,” Mr Saunders said.

“Along with the construction of the $3 million development, Housing Plus will provide tenancy management and maintenance services for the new residents for at least the next 20 years, under a long-term lease.”

“The construction will reinvigorate the economy, create jobs and deliver safe and comfortable homes to the areas that need it most,” he said.

“The Direct Dealing with CHPs Policy allows us to work with CHPs to get on with the job of providing more people a safe place to call home, while ensuring those tenants are supported in the long term through collaborations built on shared values and priorities.”

Housing Plus CEO David Fisher said this redevelopment will replace some aged and empty properties with new social housing while also significantly improving the local area.

“Housing Plus is delighted to be working in collaboration with the NSW Government in bringing this redevelopment forward. We expect to commence on site in early to mid-2022 and welcome our new tenants before the end of 2022,” Mr Fisher said.

“Those seeking housing can apply through the Pathways Register, our local office in Mudgee will also be able to provide advice closer to the time.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is working with its partners to fast-track projects across the state, in response to the growing need for social housing.

“Areas like regional NSW and Western Sydney were hit hardest during the pandemic, and as a Government we are committed to building news homes as soon as possible,” Mrs Pavey said.

For more information on how direct dealing is creating opportunities for more and better social housing sooner please visit https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/land-and-housing-corporation/news/working-together-to-deliver-more-new-and-better-social-housing.

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