People in need of safe and secure housing will benefit from a significant injection of new properties in Dubbo and Mudgee, with Housing Plus securing a contract to deliver 20 new social and affordable homes across the region.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the new homes will help reduce housing stress on low income workers and families in our community, and will provide a roof over the head of the people who need it most.
“Housing Plus will deliver an additional 10 new homes in Dubbo, as well as 10 in Mudgee. That’s on top of hundreds already in the pipeline across the Central West,” Mr Saunders said.
“The NSW Government’s $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), is changing the face of social housing in our community and delivering more and better housing for the people who need it most.”
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward said the new homes will be modern, energy efficient and cater to the local demand for housing.
“The NSW Government has the largest social housing building program of any State or Territory in the nation,” Mr Ward said.
“Adding to the housing supply importantly means more secure, long-term housing for people who need it most, including people who are at risk of homelessness.”
Housing Plus Chief Executive Officer David Fisher said Housing Plus will deliver and manage the properties, and will provide residents with tailored support packages.
“Housing Plus are ahead of program on delivering 220 new homes in the region,” Mr Fisher said.
“It’s a reflection on our achievements and ability to offer Government great value for money that we have secured an additional 60 dwellings to be built right across the Central West.”
The SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions of Social Housing in NSW, the NSW Government’s plan for social housing. The program is on track to deliver more than 3,400 homes, with close to 2,800 properties completed or under construction.