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NSW housing project reaches halfway point

PM News
May 4, 2011

A $31 million public housing redevelopment project on the New South Wales mid-north coast has passed the halfway point, according to a spokesperson for Housing NSW.

The redevelopment, spanning Church, Gor­don, Grant and Mowle Streets in Port Macquarie, is designed to replace 10 old cottages with almost 100 one- and two-bedroom units to meet increased demand for housing.

“An undertaking has been given that, across all three sites, 85 percent of tenants will be seniors,” said the spokesperson, although different unit blocks have been designated as general community housing and senior housing.

He added that the project has boosted local employment with “the vast majority of the construction is being undertaken by local subcontractors and labour and materials sourced from the mid-north coast”.

The units will have energy-saving and environmentally sustainable features. Internal fit-outs are now underway.

Housing NSW will offer the new units to tenants two months before completion.

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