Affordable housing boost for Dubbo & Mudgee

More affordable housing is being opened up in regional NSW as part of the NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said 20 new dwellings were recently built and have now been opened up to tenants across the Central West, including in Dubbo and Mudgee.

“We’ve got thousands of people wanting to move to the bush, but that’s putting a real strain on housing supplies,” Mr Saunders said.

“This region is an amazing place to live, work, and play, but sadly that’s not always your experience when you don’t have a roof over your head.

“Whether it’s building more affordable homes, or supporting councils to increase supply, it’s vital we do everything we can to make sure people don’t fall through the cracks.”

The recently completed project includes:

  • Four single-level duplexes in Dubbo
  • Two single-level duplexes in Mudgee
  • Six single-level duplexes in Orange
  • Two villas and six single-level duplexes in Bathurst

The new dwellings have been built in partnership with specialist homelessness service provider, Housing Plus.

Housing Plus CEO David Fisher said this project provides both an economic and social boost to the Central West.

“These new homes are much-needed across regional NSW to help with the shortage of affordable houses,” Mr Fisher said.

“Just as important is the support we are able to offer our new customers with any health, education and employment needs they may have.”

The SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions of Social Housing in NSW and is on track to deliver 3,486 homes across NSW.

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