Northern Sydney based community housing provider Link Housing, has recently opened 43 new affordable homes in Willoughby, on Sydney’s North Shore. The modern ‘Sienna’ building will provide housing for those on moderate to low-incomes, including our communities’ key workers.
Link Housing Chief Executive Officer, Andrew McAnulty said, “Collaboration between Link Housing, local and state government and property developer, Hyecorp, has increased affordable housing in a desirable Sydney suburb. This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through a partnership approach, and highlights the possibility to further increase high-quality housing options, in high-value areas.’
Link Housing currently manages 353 affordable properties on the North Shore – roughly 25% of the 1,500 homes they own or manage.
‘Continuing to increase affordable housing is a priority. With rent prices in Sydney becoming increasingly unattainable, we run the risk of pushing out members of the community that we rely on. Essential workers including nurses, teachers and police officers, need to live near their place of work. Developments like ‘Sienna’ will improve options for individuals and families, and keep communities together and functioning effectively,’ said Andrew McAnulty.
The ‘Sienna’ development was officially opened by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Friday, June 23rd.
Image from L to R: Stephen Abolakian Managing Director at HYECORP, Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney, Gladys Berejiklian MP, Andrew McAnulty, Link Housing CEO.