Millers Point sales funds 12 North Richmond community homes

Homes in North Richmond (not the new affordable housing). Picture: Geoff Jones
Homes in North Richmond (not the new affordable housing). Picture: Geoff Jones

North Richmond’s new social housing units have contributed to the New South Wales government’s Millers Point Program reaching a new milestone, following the completion of over 720 new properties across the state.

Late last year twelve units built under the scheme in North Richmond were completed, allowing for tenants to move in and set up in an area that is close to public transport, shops and local amenities which make it easier for many of these families and individuals to live comfortably.

The Millers Point program is part of the “Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW” scheme and has seen government owned properties in the Sydney Harbour foreshore sold with the funds then reinvested into building 1500 new social properties in greater Sydney and regional NSW.

Addressing the demand for affordable housing is a social issue that Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward has said is a priority.

“We are rolling out the biggest social housing program in the country, delivering more and better housing for tenants and the thousands of NSW families on the waiting list,” she said.

There are still 348 homes across NSW that are still under construction, however Ms Goward is pleased with the response that he has received so far.

“I have met some of the residents who have benefited from new homes and received very good feedback,” she said.