Maintenance and upgrades for Hawkesbury social housing

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston.
Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston.

A number of social housing properties in the Hawkesbury will be treated to a facelift under the NSW Government's $2.3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package.

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston said $163,462 had been committed to spending on important maintenance work and upgrades.

Ms Preston said works included external painting, fencing, fire remediation and vacant upgrades to "improve livability and standard of social housing properties" with the electorate.

"Local businesses and trades are directly and indirectly engaged in doing this work which has given our local economy a critical boost while improving social housing, to support local tenants and communities," Ms Preston said.

The funding is part of the Government's Social Housing Maintenance Stimulus Program.

Water, Property and Housing Minister Melinda Pavey said that by mid-May more than 2,400 new work orders had been issued on public housing properties around the state.

"These works will improve over 2,200 dwellings and another 200 buildings, grounds and complexes in NSW," she said.