Concrete pouring begins today on a $15.3 million social housing development that will deliver 41 new homes in the heart of Gosford.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the project at 56-58 Beane Street would deliver a seven-storey, architecturally-designed building that will support as many as 77 jobs during construction.
“It’s exciting to see this vacant lot being transformed into new, fit-for-purpose homes to protect local people in need,” Mr Crouch said.
“Once complete, the project will comprise 21 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom units with secure basement parking, and is located close to vital community services like schools, public transport and Gosford Hospital.
“At least 60 per cent of the workers are local and the company undertaking the work, Mono Constructions, is also committed to ensuring 20 per cent of all skilled tradespeople on-site will be apprentices.”
The social housing development was part of a $4.7 billion package announced by the NSW Government last June where fast-tracked assessment was given to projects that are driving economic activity and stimulating the State’s recovery from COVID-19.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said she welcomed the latest milestone being reached on another housing redevelopment project that is generating solid outcomes in another local community at a critical time.
“Our investment in social housing revitalisation throughout NSW is supporting a roof over the heads of people and families who need social housing, while backing the construction sector to help boost our economy’s recovery from COVID-19,” Mrs Pavey said.
Mono Constructions Director Christopher Moujalli said his company was engaging with the talent and knowledge of local trades, contractors and manufacturers in delivering the 41 new homes.
This project is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing, a plan to build more and better social housing that blends in with local communities. For more information, go to: www.communitiesplus.com.au/about-us/future-directions.