Vulnerable people across regional NSW will have access to brand new, fit-for-purpose social and affordable housing thanks to a $41 million investment from the NSW Government.

One-hundred-and-two new properties will be built for seniors, older women and younger people at risk of homelessness across Dubbo, South Kempsey, Wagga Wagga, Nowra, Queanbeyan East and Wauchope from the sale of ageing and unfit properties in Millers Point.

This is on top of 40 social, affordable and private units that will be built at Tweed Heads, which was announced earlier this year.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is committed to delivering purpose-built social housing for those who are doing it tough in rural and regional NSW.

“We are committed to breaking the cycle of disadvantage and delivering better social outcomes for our most vulnerable,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Our priority is creating more and better social housing through the Millers Point sales program. To date, we have built more than 1300 new homes.”

Mrs Pavey said the funding package would not only help house the State’s most vulnerable people, but would also help deliver a lifeline to regional communities.

“By funding the development of new social and affordable properties in rural and regional areas, we can ensure local trade business are used, people are employed and the local economy receives the vital boost it needs,” Mrs Pavey said.

The new homes will be delivered under the NSW Government’s $22 billion Communities Plus building program which will see 23,500 new and replacement social and affordable dwellings delivered across NSW over the next 10 years.