Key workers will have access to more than 300 new affordable homes under a pilot program to be rolled out across NSW Government-owned rail precincts.
The Affordable Housing Pilot Program will allocate surplus land for new homes in the Bayside, Blacktown, Inner West and Cumberland local government areas.
Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes said the program would utilise previously unused space to take pressure off families.
“From carers to cleaners to café workers, the people who keep our city functioning should not have to travel more than an hour to get to and from work,” Mr Stokes said.
“This new innovative model will empower stakeholders such as community housing providers to do their work without the barrier of having to raise large amounts of capital for the purchase of land.”
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Transport Asset Holding (TAHE) CEO Benedicte Colin said the organisation is looking to partner with providers to deliver this important social reform.
“This is exactly the type of innovative program TAHE was set up to do. As NSW grows, TAHE can reimagine its land holdings to deliver better social and economic outcomes for the community,” Ms Colin said.
“Collaboration between government landowners, combined with the innovation of the private sector, can help develop solutions to the complex problem of housing affordability.”
Registrations are open to deliver the first tranche of homes at sites in the Bayside, Blacktown, Inner West and Cumberland local government areas.
Future tranches of the pilot program will deliver additional affordable homes in locations across the Six Cities and in regional communities across NSW.