Affordable Housing at North Eveleigh
The official opening of 88 new apartments at North Eveleigh is an important milestone for UrbanGrowth NSW and the Central to Eveleigh (C2E) Urban Transformation project.
The Platform Apartments, designed for people on low incomes working in the City of Sydney local government area, were built by City West Housing with assistance from the UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation. They were officially opened late last week.
“These apartments signal the sort of public benefit that the Central to Eveleigh project seeks to deliver, and UrbanGrowth NSW’s broader commitment to diversity of housing choices across our portfolio,” said Chief Executive of UrbanGrowth NSW and the UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation, David Pitchford.
“The UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation initiated and facilitated the project through the investment of more than $8 million and the construction of necessary roads and infrastructure to service the development.
“These 88 units add to the mix of housing in Sydney and support people working in essential services, those vital city makers, to be close to transport and employment opportunities.”
The project also received Federal Government funding under the National Rental Affordability Scheme.
City West Housing’s CEO, Janelle Goulding, said the $28m development was characterised by innovation, with clever use of space and design.
“Our mantra is that affordable housing refers to rent not low cost quality and the design and the construction team has truly excelled themselves by exploring ways our tenants can get maximum comfort and flexibility whilst still being able to deliver a top quality housing development,” Ms Goulding said.
The building incorporates 88 one, two and three bedroomed affordable units, all with balconies, many with city views, and an architecturally designed roof top garden with built-in BBQ and seating areas.
The development was designed by Architectus and built by Richard Crookes Constructions.