Social housing development in Katoomba

Twenty six units have been approved for affordable housing in Katoomba’s Lurline and Waratah Streets.

The new eight-storey housing (two levels are basement parking) will be at 67-75 Waratah Street and 57-69 Lurline Street. Building is set to start later this year or early 2019, with an opening date in 2020.

A spokeswoman for St Vincent de Paul, Felicity Moody, said there would be eight one-bedroom units and 18 two-bedroom units at the address, near the Clarendon Hotel and Allan Park.

“St Vincent de Paul Housing has received a development approval for the construction of a 26 unit social housing development comprising 8 x 1 bedroom and 18 x 2 bedroom apartments,” Ms Moody said.

“All units are to be used for social housing tenants aged 55 and over.”

She has been unable to clarify what rents would be charged.

The cost of the project is expected to be $16.7 million. It will be built just south of the heart of Katoomba –about 130m north west of the Katoomba Police station.

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Source: Blue Mountains Gazette