New social homes have been completed to provide better-support for seniors living in Western
Sydney, with the NSW Government’s $9.94 million investment also delivering a timely boost
for jobs and the economy.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, welcomed the handing over of new
keys for tenants moving into the 31 newly built homes located in Auburn and South
Wentworthville.

“These new homes are typical of the high-quality designed and delivered by the NSW Land
and Housing Corporation, benefitting communities throughout the State to make them safer
and stronger; especially in our regions,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Older, under-occupied, outdated properties that were expensive to maintain, have now been
replaced by four-times as many new homes.

“These 31 new homes will do a much better job meeting the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s
tenants as well as generating lower maintenance costs.

“These two housing renewal projects also created 50 jobs during construction, which has
given timely support for other people and families, bolstering our State’s economic recovery
from COVID-19.”

Seven new one-bedroom and 11 new two-bedroom homes are being built at 278-284
Cumberland Road, Auburn, from a $5.75 million investment that supported 29 jobs.
At 27-31 Richmond Street, South Wentworthville, five new one-bedroom and eight new twobedroom homes came from a $4.19 million investment, supporting 21 jobs.

Both redevelopments are a mix of one and two-storey buildings, purposefully designed to
blend in with their surrounding community’s character, and located near essential services
such as transportation.

Roof-top solar has also been provided in the 13 new South Wentworthville homes, to reduce
energy operating costs for new tenants.

Overall, the two projects are among 50 throughout Western Sydney that will deliver more than
600 new social homes, and create about 1,350 jobs through an estimated investment of about
$270 million in construction activity.