The recent completion of two new public housing projects will add 30 new homes to Stoney Creek Road, Kingsgrove and Croot Street, Hurstville.
This is in addition to 53 new social housing units recently announced for Peakhurst and Lugarno.
Deborah Brill, chief executive officer of NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC), said the 83 new homes are the latest under construction or to be delivered by LAHC, as part of the NSW government’s $470 million redevelopment pipeline in the south of Sydney.
“The construction of these new housing projects is crucial to meet the local housing needs,” said Ms Brill.
“About 40 people will now have a place to call home in Kingsgrove or Hurstville, with nine aging properties converted into 16 one-bedroom units and 14 two-bedroom units.
“The four housing projects in southern Sydney have created 176 construction jobs, demonstrating that investing in social housing is also investing in jobs that support so many local families.
“The new homes in Kingsgrove and Hurstville were funded under a $250 million state-wide program to accelerate the delivery of new public housing, but the benefits go well beyond bricks and mortar,” said Ms. Brill.
“With plans to deliver up to 3,200 social housing units over the next five years, we are providing homes for those in need, creating jobs, generating business for local suppliers and keeping the economy moving.”