The Department of Communities is aligning its investment in social and affordable housing with METRONET to help build liveable and connected communities.
Through partnerships with the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, Communities is delivering its $394 million METRONET Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package. The Package addresses the State’s need for additional social and affordable housing in locations aligned with Stage 1 of the METRONET program, and supports infill density targets. It is also assisting Communities to:
- use housing to achieve better outcomes for individuals and families in need;
- deliver inclusive and connected communities where people of all incomes and backgrounds have a place to call home and belong;
- create a housing system that is more responsive to current and future needs; and
- address the State’s aging social housing stock, changing client demographics and dwellings that are no longer suitable for client needs.
Through the Package, Communities is developing and redeveloping smaller scale sites within one kilometre of new METRONET or existing train stations.
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Several projects that are part of or contributing to the Package are underway.
One of the first projects to be delivered under the Package is the Foyle Rd apartment development in Bayswater which was completed in March 2020 (see video below).