Affordable housing development opens in Roselands

Aug 14, 2019 , , ,

Some of the residents, Evolve Housing CEO Lyall Gorman (back row, third from right), City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor Clr Khal Asfour (back row, second from right) and Evolve Housing General Manager Community Business and Growth Jitender Balani (back row, first from right)

The Canterbury-Bankstown area will benefit from much-needed affordable housing for very low to moderate income earners with the recent launch of Kings Landing, a 26-apartment development in Roselands.

Kings Landing is a new community housing project that was developed through a partnership between Evolve Housing and Pacific Link Housing, supported by the NSW Government. The development, managed by Evolve Housing, provides high-quality accommodation for social and affordable housing tenants.

The development was officially launched during an event on Wednesday 14 August, with project partners, the Mayor of the City of Canterbury-Bankstown and other dignitaries in attendance.

Kings Landing is a modern, stylish building that contains 26 studio apartments, of which two are accessible and eight are adaptable for people living with a disability.

Designed to be convenient and to connect residents with their community, Kings Landing is a 10-minute walk from Roselands Shopping Centre, while a 10-minute bus ride to Beverly Hills Station makes the location accessible to many employment opportunities.

Evolve Housing CEO Lyall Gorman said that the development responds to a dire need for affordable housing within the local area.

“As is the case in many parts of Sydney, rents in the Canterbury-Bankstown region are high and often out of reach for even moderate income earners, who have to spend an unsustainable proportion of their income to keep a roof over their heads,” Mr Gorman said.

“Through the opening of Kings Landing, our residents are able to live in this thriving area, close to public transport and amenities, while staying out of housing stress.”

Pacific Link Housing Acting CEO Ian Lynch said: ‘’The completion of the Kings Landing development in Roselands, and subsequent tenanting, will provide outstanding outcomes for all members of the local community.”

“The cooperation of all parties involved has been pleasing, resulting in the development completing on time and within budget, therefore taking another step towards easing the affordable housing shortage in NSW.”

Evolve Housing and Pacific Link Housing continue to explore new opportunities to partner with all three tiers of government on developments incorporating both social and affordable housing.

 

About Evolve Housing

Evolve Housing is one of the largest Community Housing Providers (CHP) in Australia with over 3,400 properties under management in NSW. Our properties are located across 38 local government areas with 60% located in the high-need area of western Sydney. We fundamentally believe in everyone’s right to a home, somewhere they can feel safe, secure and engage with the community. We provide our residents with support and opportunities to help them maintain their tenancies, improve their wellbeing and enhance their ability to participate within their community and the broader economy.

About Pacific Link Housing

Pacific Link Housing, based in Gosford, manage over 1,000 properties in The Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter regions. Pacific Link Housing prides itself on the provision of affordable and secure housing solutions for those in the community who are in the greatest need. We assist those who are able, to develop new lives and skills, to be able to return to the mainstream housing market. For those who are unable, we provide support via wrap around services, drawing on sound relationships with the support partners within our local community.