Gosford affordable housing project set to begin

Beane Street affordable housing

Construction is set to begin next month on a 41-unit affordable housing development in Gosford, which received final approval this week after being fast tracked through the State Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the project, at 56-58 Beane St, would be a major boost to the region’s economy and help relieve housing stress in the heart of Gosford.

“The project will engage local builders and suppliers, creating 45 jobs during construction and injecting $10M into the economy,” Crouch said. “This affordable housing is located near transport links and a range of essential services and facilities like the Imperial Shopping Centre and Kibble Park. “It is one of many projects the NSW Government is undertaking to revitalise the City Centre and make Gosford great again.”

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the project will see a vacant lot of land transformed into a contemporary sevenstorey building that will deliver dozens of safe and comfortable new homes. “As our communities begin to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, social housing projects like this inject muchneeded jobs and provide fitfor- purpose new homes for those who need them most,” Pavey said.

“These homes are being built to the highest standards, setting a new benchmark for local design and quality, and are located close to employment and vital community services such as schools, hospitals and transport links to help ensure better outcomes for tenants.” The development comprises 20 one-bedroom and 21 twobedroom units with basement parking for 19 vehicles, bicycle and motorbike spaces, rooftop solar for energy efficiency, and extensive landscaping works.

It is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing – a plan to drive better outcomes for tenants by providing more and better social housing. The project will be delivered by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation with construction expected to commence in August.

Source: Media release, Jul 22 Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch