Milestone passed for West Gosford social housing project

Michael Nolan of Compass Housing Services, North Construction and Building Managing Director, Matthew Cook, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, Stuart Allen of Centuria Capital Limited and Equity Development Management Managing Director Bruce Wallis on site

A new development to provide 56 affordable units at West Gosford has reached an important construction milestone with the pouring of the roof slab, known as the project’s “topping out”.

The 56-unit development at 23-25 Young St is expected to be complete in mid-2021.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the new homes are among 243 properties being delivered on the Central Coast by the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF).

“The Government is delivering more affordable homes that are close to job opportunities, transport and services,” Crouch said.

“This six-storey development has also been a big win for the Central Coast economy, creating local jobs for tradies and construction workers, and helping revitalise the Gosford CBD and surrounds.”

Compass Housing is delivering the project as well as others at Gosford, Long Jetty and Toukley.

Compass will manage the tenancies and provide access to tailored and wrap-around support services.

Compass Housing Chief Corporate Services Officer Lyndall Robertshaw said Central Coast-based North Constructions was building the homes.

“The SAHF program is about more than just building houses – it is about creating empowered tenants and sustainable communities,” she said.

Compass Housing’s partners in the development include Tetris Capital, Centuria Capital Limited, Shaddock Architects, Equity Development Management and Northrop Consulting Engineers.

SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions of Social Housing in NSW, delivering more and better social housing across NSW.

Media release, Nov 13
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch