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More social housing for inner-city

ALMOST $200m will be spent on revamping social housing and building new residential properties in inner-Sydney reports Matthew Benns in the Daily Telegraph of 20 November 2020.

Two new housing projects at Glebe and Eveleigh are part of a $1.91bn spend on housing that will create almost 10,000 jobs across five housing projects.

“Housing is key to the economic recovery of NSW, with these five projects creating around 9400 direct and indirect jobs over the lifespan of the projects,” NSW Housing Minister Melinda Pavey said.

The new projects at Franklyn Street, Glebe, and Explorer Street, South Eveleigh, will together provide about 850 homes — including 129 social housing properties.

The two new projects add to housing projects in Cowper Street, Glebe, Elizabeth Street, Redfern and the Waterloo Estate at Waterloo that will together provide 4250 new homes. Ms Pavey said among that number would be a total of 514 new social housing dwellings and 922 replaced social housing dwellings — an increase in social housing of almost 40 per cent.

“By deconcentrating disadvantage, we can breathe new life into local economies and deliver more jobs, provide better connections to education outcomes and Melinda Pavey. improve amenities,” she said.