21 Dec 2017
A brand new mix of private, social and affordable housing in the heart of Redfern will offer vital housing support for those who need it most in Sydney’s inner city.
Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward said the Government will redevelop the Elizabeth Street site and is asking the private and not-for-profit sector to register their interest in delivering more social and affordable housing under the Communities Plus program.
“Here in Redfern, as at many other sites across Sydney, the NSW Government is building mixed housing developments of social, affordable and private housing that create transformative new communities,” Ms Goward said.
“This precinct is perfectly situated for tenants, with easy access to the new Waterloo metro and existing Redfern train station, local employment, education and support services, as well as shopping.”
The Redfern site is currently vacant apart from the Redfern Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), which will move into a modern new facility.
There will be no interruption to the PCYC service during construction.
“PCYC has been an integral part of the community of Redfern and South Sydney for over 65 years offering a range of activities and programs that get the community and young people active in life,” said PCYC Chief Executive Dominic Teakle.
“We are very excited with the commitment that the Government has made to redevelop a new PCYC that will serve the community of Redfern and south Sydney.”
The Communities Plus program will deliver up to 23,500 new and replacement social and affordable housing dwellings, and up to 40,000 private homes over the next 10 years. Other sites in Western Sydney under Communities Plus include Telopea, Liverpool, South Granville and St Marys.
For information on Redfern visit: https://www.communitiesplus.com.au/major-sites/redfern