Evolve Housing working with NSW Government to upgrade emergency housing in Arncliffe

Jun 12, 2020

Evolve Housing CEO Lyall Gorman with the Treasurer, the Honourable Dominic Perrottet MP and the Minister for Water, Property and Housing, the Honourable Melinda Pavey MP

Evolve Housing is proud to announce that we are working on a NSW Government initiative to upgrade and manage emergency housing in Arncliffe for people on the public housing priority list.

The project is part of the NSW Government’s $60.5 million program to deliver maintenance works and upgrades on public housing properties, funded out of its $2.3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package.

A walk-through of the site on Monday was attended by the Treasurer, the Honourable Dominic Perrottet MP; the Minister for Water, Property and Housing, the Honourable Melinda Pavey MP; and NSW Land and Housing Corporation CEO Mick Cassel, alongside Evolve Housing CEO, Lyall Gorman.

Mr. Gorman said that the program will deliver public housing infrastructure upgrades and economic benefits while also helping some of NSW’s most vulnerable residents.

The site visit highlighted the work of our maintenance partners SR Constructions and Willowdene Constructions who have been undertaking the temporary renovations of this estate.

“We are very proud to be working with the NSW Government and our maintenance partners, SR constructions and Willowdene Constructions, to upgrade the housing facilities at Arncliffe to provide habitable, quality homes for people on the public housing priority waitlist and ensure they can stay safe indoors during the global pandemic,” Mr Gorman said.

“This project is also a great way to stimulate the local economy by employing contractors to perform the maintenance works and injecting money into local businesses when purchasing supplies.”

The Arncliffe social housing estate will eventually be redeveloped into a mixed tenure community that includes social, affordable and private housing as part of the NSW Government’s Communities Plus program; however these plans have been paused during the pandemic.