Construction has begun on a $4.85 million public housing development project to deliver 12 new homes for seniors in Blackett.

Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly said the new homes at Murdoch Street are part of the NSW Government’s investment to build more fit for purpose, social housing throughout the State.

“We have engaged local builders and suppliers, creating around 20 equivalent full-time jobs and 192 equivalent part-time jobs, helping to stimulate the local economy while providing more social housing”, Mr Conolly said.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said communities throughout NSW can expect to see more of these types of developments built, as the NSW Government ramps up delivery of more suitably designed and well-located housing.

“This project represents a smart approach to growing our housing portfolio, by replacing large vacant sites with additional homes,” Mrs Pavey said.

Located in close proximity to local shops and transport services, the project includes six one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units, car parking, a new footpath and extensive landscaping works, including the planting of 18 native trees.

An artists impression of new seniors living development at Blackett

The new homes at Murdoch Street are expected to be completed in early 2021.

This development is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing a 10-year plan to drive better outcomes for tenants by providing more and better social housing that blends-in with local communities.

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