Anglicare to build more housing in Fairfield

Anglicare is developing more affordable accommodation in Fairfield, focusing on housing for women over 55 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over 45, who need long-term, secure affordable housing.
The recently approved development application is for a mix of affordable and strata units at 36-40 Kenyon Street Fairfield, designed by award-winning architects GroupGSA.
“The number of people in Fairfield in need of affordable rental accommodation options has increased substantially over the last 10 years, due to the substantial growth in the area and the cost of Sydney housing,” says Bill Farrand, Anglicare’s chief operating officer.
“There are over 5,300 individuals aged over 55 living in private rental accommodation in the Fairfield LGA who have an individual weekly income of less than $500 per week. It is likely they need affordable housing.”
The development approval is for a 6-storey building which includes 36 studios, one- and two- bedroom units, and onsite car parking. The building will also contain a large communal room with kitchenette which opens onto a landscaped area containing barbeque, outdoor seating, and garden.
Anglicare has received approval for a 6-storey building with a mix of 36 affordable and strata studio units and 1- and 2-bedroom units in Fairfield, 23km west of the CBD.
This will provide affordable housing, in particular, for women aged over 55 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over 45.
Anglicare also has the green light for a co-located development in Minto, 38km southwest of the CBD, with a 100-bed aged care facility and 345 x 1- and 2-bedroom village units across 10 x 3- and 4-storey buildings. The site will also include affordable over-55s housing.