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BaptistCare has just opened its newest housing development, BaptistCare Narralling Community, in Sydney’s south-west.
The 122-dwelling site in the suburb of Elderslie provides much-needed housing for seniors and single-parent families:
- 84 one-bedroom villas for seniors over 55 (over 45 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples), and
- 38 two-bedroom townhouses for single-parent families.
The housing includes both social and affordable housing options and is being delivered in partnership with the NSW Government Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) program. The dwellings are financed and developed on BaptistCare-owned land and BaptistCare will manage the portfolio over the next 25 years.
Seniors and families will begin to move in this month as tenants. The site has landscaped gardens, a BBQ area, community centre, vegetable garden, a playground for children, and carport parking for every dwelling.
Mike Furner, General Manager Housing and Retirement Living, said: “Our community housing is more than just a roof over heads; that’s incredibly important. But we’re also ensuring that seniors and single-parent families have access to an affordable and secure tenancy, with tailored support from our team if they need it, and delivered by an organisation that truly cares.”
The SAHF is a key component of the NSW Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW strategy that will result in more social and affordable housing dwellings linked to tailored support, to help households gain independence. For information, go to baptistcare.org.au/centre/narralling-community
For information, go to baptistcare.org.au/centre/narralling-community