The NSW Government will be building nine new social homes in Parkes that will provide better support for vulnerable people.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation plans to build three one-bedroom and six two-bedroom homes at 22-28 Medlyn Street.
The new houses will have a single storey design to blend in with the surrounding neighbourhood’s style and character and reflected feedback from Parkes Shire Council and the local community.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the project was one of more than 50 being delivered under the NSW Government’s $400 million Fast-Track Housing Construction Package, to help boost economic recovery from COV-ID-19.
She said the new homes would help address strong local demand for additional social housing, with a five to 10-year expected wait time (as of June 2020) for two-bedroom homes and two to five years for others.
If approved, construction is due to start early next year and will take about 12 months to complete. It will help create about 17 construction jobs.
“This is another example of the NSW Government working to deliver well-designed, new social housing, building a safer and stronger regional NSW,” said NSW Upper House MP, Sam Farraway.
“This project in Parkes will form part of around 750 new social homes we’re expecting to complete in regional areas between this year and 2023-24, which should create more than $200 million in construction activity and about 1,000 jobs.
“It also forms part of a pipeline of around 18 NSW Government social housing projects which are currently being planned and have the potential to deliver more than 90 new dwellings in the Orange, Parkes and Dubbo local government areas,” Sam said.