$4.2m project to home Coast’s most vulnerable

A NEW home for the Coast’s most vulnerable residents is popping up in suburban Caloundra.

The $4.2 million social housing project will contain 16 one-bedroom units specifically designed to cater for the mobility needs of elderly or disabled people.

It has also been a source of employment for 10 apprentices as well as a bunch of Coast tradespeople, according to Pelican Waters builder Mark Curcuruto.

His company, BLD Building, is charged with constructing the social housing project.

He said he had used local contractors for nearly all aspects of building, with those contractors employing 10 apprentices across a range of trades.

Mr Curcuruto showed public housing minister Mick de Brenni around the Osterley Ave construction site on Wednesday.

“It is so important for people in this community as they grow older to be able to stay living in this community,” Mr de Brenni said.

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