NSW Premier, Chris Minns, Housing Minister, Rose Jackson and Member for Bega, Michael Holland announced on Tuesday (August 29) Bega’s former TAFE site will be developed into a new 97 dwelling diverse housing project.
The surplus government land in Barrack Street will be transferred to land and housing commission so it can be developed into units and houses.
“The site will be transformed into eight affordable homes, 65 private homes, 24 social homes including a 20-unit complex for senior housing,” Dr Holland told East Coast Radio.
“That means at least 30% of this development is for social and affordable housing which is just what our community needs, considering the extremely low rental availability and rising social housing needs.”
The project is also expected to create around 60 local jobs during its construction.
Federal Member for Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain was also in attendance and said it’s great news for the region.
“As we know, like many regional towns, Bega is facing a housing crisis and this announcement unlocks surplus government land that can be repurposed to deliver positive social and economic outcomes for the community.”
Images: Dr Michael Holland, Kristy McBain