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The NSW Government has made a $5.1 billion commitment over the next four years to deliver 6200 additional public homes (Bigstock)

The New South Wales Government will deliver 250 social and affordable homes at the Carriageworks precinct near Redfern station following a statewide audit of public land. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

More than a year after Premier Chris Minns ordered his ministers to identify surplus public land as part of his Government-wide effort to resolve the state’s housing crisis, the first of 44 sites made available for housing were announced: North Eveleigh, Kellyville, Camden and Camperdown.

Homes NSW will develop the Clothing Store sub-precinct at North Eveleigh, within the broader Carriageworks precinct near Redfern station earmarked for urban renewal. It will build about 500 new dwellings, half of which will be social and affordable homes.

In the June budget, the Government announced 30,000 well-located homes would be built by agencies and the private sector on sites identified through the land audit and other previously rezoned sites.

It was part of a $5.1 billion commitment over the next four years to deliver 6200 additional public homes.

In Kellyville, between 75 and 83 homes will be built on land next to the Rouse Hill Metro station, with 50 per cent set aside for social and affordable housing. About 10 dwellings to be built on three Camden addresses will be entirely public and affordable housing.

A site used as part of the WestConnex development on Parramatta Road in Camperdown will be converted into a mixed-use development with more than 100 homes in partnership with the private sector.

The rollout of land identified in the audit comes as part of the Minns Government’s broader push to tackle the housing crisis, with the Premier committing to building 378,000 homes by July 2029 as part of the National Housing Accord.

Mr Minns said his Government is “prioritising building better homes for New South Wales, to ensure we continue to address the housing crisis for renters, people wanting to enter the housing market, and the most vulnerable members of our community”.


Housing plan unveiled for Carriageworks precinct (By Max Maddison, Sydney Morning Herald)