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POSTED BY:Christine Chiarella December 15, 2021 CATEGORIES:All

An innovative collaboration is set to transform a neighbourhood into much needed new social housing for the people of Mudgee.

Housing Plus has developed a proposal for the redevelopment of the NSW Government properties on the corner of Winbourne and Mulgoa Way, Mudgee. The four existing occupied dwellings as well as the 13 unoccupied, ageing and unliveable bed sits, will be replaced with eight, energy efficient, new two-bedroom homes in 2022 after an agreement on the re-development of the site in partnership with the owners of the properties, the NSW Government’s Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC).

LAHC currently manage the unoccupied properties, while Housing Plus manage the occupied properties and will relocate the existing tenants into new accommodation that they are currently building in other parts of Mudgee.

“I think it’s great and there will be more housing for people and families and the old unused units are in appalling condition, so the new houses will make the street look a whole lot better” says Lynette a current tenant in Winbourne Street. “I can’t wait.  I am looking forward to moving into a brand-new home that no one has lived in before.  I have driven past the new home a few times and am very excited” she continued.

In addition to managing the construction of the $3 million NSW Government LAHC funded development, Housing Plus will also provide tenancy management and maintenance services for the new residents for at least the next two decades under a long-term lease with LAHC.

Housing Plus CEO David Fisher said “This redevelopment will replace some aged and empty properties with new social and affordable housing while also significantly improving the local area. Housing Plus have put forward a solution and is delighted to be working in collaboration with NSW Government in bringing this redevelopment forward. We expect to commence on site in late 2022 and will welcome our new tenants in early 2023. Those seeking housing can apply through the Pathways Register, our local office in Mudgee will also be able to provide advice closer to the time.”

This new development is in addition to the more than 300 affordable rental homes for low to moderate income earners that Housing Plus is currently building across Central West NSW between 2019 and December 2022.

David Fisher Housing Plus CEO, Dugald Saunders MP Minister for Dubbo Electorate, Lynette Housing Plus customer and Brad Cam Chair of Housing Plus Board at the Winbourne Street development site