SA Human Services Minister, Michelle Lensink, and Unity Housing conducted a joint press conference on the site of Unity Housing’s new $30m mixed housing development at 35 Henley Beach Road, Henley Beach South, on Sunday 4 October.
This project is a partnership between the SA Housing Authority (SAHA) and Unity Housing, and will see land previously owned by the Authority redeveloped by Unity Housing to create new social and affordable rental housing for low-income households, as well as market housing for sale.
The redevelopment will include 42 townhouses, with a mix of 20 townhouses for general sale and 22 townhouses to be retained by Unity Housing for affordable rental. Unity Housing will build a further 28 apartments for social housing, with SAHA retaining 23 and Unity Housing retaining five.
Unity Housing CEO, Matthew Woodward, said, “The Unity Housing partnership with the State Government will provide much-needed social and affordable rental housing in a mixed development which will complement the quality and amenity of the broader community in which the development is placed. The development will provide housing for 70 families, including our most vulnerable and the ageing, and a substantial number of new jobs at a time when jobs growth is essential for South Australia. The Henley Beach South development is a core part of a wider $45m development program Unity Housing is currently delivering to provide more affordable housing for low income South Australians.”
On-site works will commence in 2021 and are expected to finish by 2024.
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