Anglicare is developing more affordable accommodation in Fairfield, particularly focusing on providing housing for women aged over 55 and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women over 45, who need long-term, secure affordable housing.
“Anglicare has provided affordable accommodation for people in financial need for decades. This new project builds on that long history of care for those who are marginalised and vulnerable,” says Bill Farrand, Anglicare’s Chief Operating Officer.
The recently approved development application is for a mixture of affordable and strata units at 36-40 Kenyon Street Fairfield, designed by award winning Architects Group GSA.
“The number of people in Fairfield in need of affordable rental accommodation options has increased substantially over the last 10 years, due to the substantial growth in the area and the cost of Sydney housing,” says Mr Farrand.
“There are over 5,300 individuals aged over 55 living in private rental accommodation in the Fairfield LGA, who have an individual weekly income of less than $500 per week. Likely they need affordable housing.”
The development approval is for the construction of a 6-storey building which includes 36 high quality studios, one and two bedroom units, and onsite car parking. The building will also contain a large communal room with kitchenette which opens onto a landscaped area. The communal area with barbeque, outdoor seating, and garden provides is an attractive social space for all residents to enjoy.
“We also want to create an enabling and secure environment where residents can foster meaningful connections with the wider community,” says Mr Farrand.
Anglicare has been delivering services within the greater local area for many years and the significant investment of this development demonstrates Anglicare’s long-term commitment to supporting and enriching the local community.
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