BaptistCare shovel into social and affordable housing

BaptistCare are shoveling their way into the affordable housing market, turning the sod on its $5 million 20-unit project on Monday.

CEO Ross Low, MP Pru Goward, Housing and Retirement Living manager Mike Furner and Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk joined in praising the $1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), acquired after the Baird government leased TransGrid’s wires three years ago.

The purpose built over 55’s complex, to be built by the Integrated Building Group, will also include access to onsite training, education and medical services and is expected to be complete in 12 months.

Tenants for the units will be picked from the Family and Community Services (FACs) public housing list in an effort to transition elderly FACs tenants to the village, who were previously living with family members or partners, and make way for families who could better utilise openings in the market.

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