Concrete pouring on 41-home social housing development

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, and Mono Constructions Director, Christopher Moujalli, at the concrete pouring

Concrete began pouring on January 27 on a $15.3M social housing development which will deliver 41 new homes in the heart of Gosford.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the project, at 56-58 Beane St, would deliver a seven-storey, architecturally-designed building that will support as many as 77 jobs during construction.

“It’s exciting to see this vacant lot being transformed into new, fit-for-purpose homes to protect local people in need,” Crouch said.

“Once complete, the project will comprise 21 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom units with secure basement parking, located close to vital community services like schools, public transport and Gosford Hospital.

“It’s about delivering housing in areas where there are wraparound services.

“At least 60 per cent of the workers are local and the company undertaking the work, Mono Constructions, is also committed to ensuring 20 per cent of all skilled tradespeople on-site will be apprentices.

“The majority of workers on the site are from the Central Coast, which means they don’t have to travel down the M1 every day to work in Sydney.”

The development was part of a $4.7B package announced by the NSW Government last June where fast-tracked assessment was given to projects that are driving economic activity and stimulating the state’s recovery from COVID-19.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said she welcomed the latest milestone being reached on another housing redevelopment project that is generating solid outcomes at a critical time.

“Our investment in social housing revitalisation throughout NSW is supporting a roof over the heads of people and families who need social housing, while backing the construction sector to help boost our economy’s recovery from COVID-19,” Pavey said.

Mono Constructions Director, Christopher Moujalli, said his company was engaging with the talent and knowledge of local trades, contractors and manufacturers in delivering the 41 new homes.

The project is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing, a plan to build more and better social housing that blends in with local communities.

Information Source: Media release, Jan 27 Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch