Govt backs plan for 15 new dwellings in Sunnyside Crescent

An artist's impression of the proposed development in Sunnyside Crescent, North Richmond.
An artist's impression of the proposed development in Sunnyside Crescent, North Richmond.

A plan to replace a small clutch of North Richmond homes into a modern 15-dwelling social housing development has been unveiled by the State Government.

The site, in Sunnyside Crescent, currently contains four cottages, which Water, Property and Housing Minister Melinda Pavey says are "at the end of their life cycle".

The proposed $5.2 million redevelopment will see the site transformed to accommodate 13 two-bedroom townhouses and two one-bedroom villas, both of which will be capable of being adapted for wheelchair access.

There will also be on-site parking, landscaping and a new 120m footpath.

Mrs Pavey said the proposed development was in line with the government's plan to build more "fit for purpose" social housing close to shops, schools and essential services.

"Communities throughout NSW can expect to see more of these types of developments, as the government ramps up its commitment to deliver more suitably designed and located housing," she said.

Hawkesbury MP Robyn Preston said the proposal would not only deliver vital new social housing, but would also support the local economy by creating around 30 equivalent full time construction jobs.

The NSW Government's Land and Housing Corporation is responsible for seeking community feedback and assessing the development proposal.