New affordable housing in Elderslie to support single parents and older people

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves, resident Irene, BaptistCare chief executive Charles Moore and and minister for families, communities and disability services Gareth Ward.
Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves, resident Irene, BaptistCare chief executive Charles Moore and and minister for families, communities and disability services Gareth Ward.

Older people and single-parent families are set to benefit from 122 new social and affordable homes built in Elderslie.

BaptistCare's new Narralling Community consists of 84 one-bedroom villas for seniors and 38 two-bedroom townhouses for single-parent families built in the Camden suburb.

The complex also features landscaped gardens, a barbecue area, community centre, a veggie garden and playground.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said the project would provide a significant boost to housing options available in the region.

"This is another example of the unprecedented infrastructure being delivered by the NSW Government in our growing region," he said.

"To have housing of this quality located close to services and transport options will enable tenants to live, work and thrive in our wonderful community."

BaptistCare chief executive Charles Moore said the organisation was delivering 500 homes as part of the NSW Government's $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which will support people facing rental stress and homelessness.

"Having a secure place to call home is vital, but housing is not just about a roof over a head," he said.

"We are also creating communities in our housing sites encouraging friendships and support networks for the people who live there.

"Tenants will also have access to a suite of support services including in-home care services, no interest loans and chaplaincy support, as well as the reassurance that our staff are there to assist with their independence and wellbeing."

The SAHF is a key initiative of Future Directions of Social Housing in NSW, the NSW Government's plan to deliver more social housing across the state.

Families, communities and disability services minister Gareth Ward said the completion of BaptistCare's Narralling Community was the latest milestone under the housing fund.

"A strong pipeline of modern, fit-for-purpose new homes is helping reduce housing stress and is providing secure housing for people who need it most," Mr Ward said.

"This project is an excellent example of the work the NSW Government is doing in collaboration with community housing providers, which is not only creating great social outcomes but also significant economic benefits in the form of local jobs."