Older people in need of safe and secure housing will soon have a place to call home in South Western Sydney, with construction of Anglicare’s $130.5 million Minto Village nearing completion.
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward today marked the topping out of the 220-unit project, which includes 110 homes being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) program.
“Minto Village will be a lively and dynamic community for older people in South Western Sydney, providing a safe place to call home,” Mr Ward said.
“The development adds to the growing supply of social housing across the state, and will focus on single older women which is one of the largest growing cohorts of people at risk of homelessness.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the project is an example of what can be achieved when Government and non-government community housing providers work in collaboration.
“Developments like this complement the NSW Government’s social housing building program, which is delivering more and better housing for people who need it most,” Mrs Pavey said.
Anglicare Sydney CEO Grant Millard said Anglicare had a strong record of delivering fit-for-purpose homes for seniors.
“What we’re doing here is creating a strong community where everyone’s lives are enriched,” Mr Millard said.
“We welcome the partnerships we’ve developed with the government through the SAHF program.”
National Commercial Builder Hansen Yuncken is working with Anglicare to deliver the project.
Nick Luzar, HY’s NSW & ACT State Manager, said Minto Village is a fantastic opportunity to continue our engagement to build much needed social infrastructure for the people of NSW.
“We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Anglicare and supporting the local community through job prospects and long term housing opportunities” Mr Luzar said.
Stage one of the development which includes the 110 social and affordable properties is expected to be completed by July 2021.