What we are doing Affordable housing
We have an innovative plan to deliver affordable housing for key workers in the heart of Newcastle.
Affordable housing is for people on low to moderate incomes such as nurses, fire and emergency service workers, child care and youth workers – the people in our community who provide essential services we all rely on.
The scheme helps these workers achieve their housing goals, be it home ownership or ongoing private rental.
Under our proposal, affordable rental homes would be built on a site on the former rail corridor, centrally located between Merewether Street and the former Civic Station, adjacent to Newcastle Museum. This would provide for up to 30 one, two and three- bedroom family homes close to transport, parks, services, schools, shops and more.
Hunter Development Corporation will provide the land and funding towards the affordable housing development which will be delivered, owned and managed by a Tier 1 Community Housing Provider.
We are currently undertaking an Expression of Interest process to find a Community Housing Provider, which is expected to be appointed by mid-2018 to enable development on the units to begin before the end of the year.