CRED seeks community input on Dapto School Site

As reported by ABC News
Contact details corrected 2/6/2010

The federal Member for Throsby, Jennie George, says she is delighted that the Government’s National Rental Affordablilty Scheme will be able to deliver affordable housing in the Illawarra.

The Illawarra Housing Trust will build 108 new dwellings at the old primary school site at Dapto, which has been vacant for six years. Ms George says the apartments should be completed by the end of next year and will be able to provide accommodation for low and middle income families, at a 20 per cent below the market rental rate.

The Illawarra Housing Trust will start construction as soon as possible on the $25 million project. The trust’s executive officer, Jennifer Stewart, says finance for the project still needs to be secured and a development application needs to be lodged with Wollongong council.

CRED is seeking Community Comment on this proposal. You can vote or comment at this page . We are seeking more information from the Illawarra Community Housing Trust about timing and plans. You can contact them here:

The Illawarra Community Housing Trust
10-12 George Street, Wollongong, NSW 2500
Rebecca Flinn – 4254 1129 – rebeccaf@housingtrust.org.au (works W-Fri)

Aparrently the DA has already been lodged. We have posted links to the Council Documents here.

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