Christ-centred approach delivers social and affordable housing to Tasmanians
Centacare Evolve Housing (CEH) and the Midlands Anglican Parish have joined forces to provide much-needed affordable housing in Tasmania.
“Midlands Anglican Parish have held a long-term vision to develop currently underutilised land adjacent to their parish and we are pleased to assist the parish in bringing this vision alive,” said Ben Wilson, CEO of Centacare Evolve Housing.
The mixed housing development at Campbell Town will consist of 21 two and three-bedroom dwellings centred around an open, shared green space.
“This land has been vacant for nearly 200 years, and it is our commitment to sharing Christ’s compassion with the community of Campbell Town that has led us to use this land to meet some of the needs we see within our local community,” said Fiona Oates, administrator of the Midlands Anglican Parish.
If approved, the first stage of the development is expected to break ground in early 2022 and be completed by mid-2023. The mixed housing development will offer housing outcomes for both social housing and private ownership.
In related news, CEH expects to construct nine, two-bedroom social housing units in the Waratah-Wynyard Municipality, following a public land disposal process undertaken by council in 2020.
“Demand for social housing clearly shows a need for properties within our community, with the general aged cohort (25-55 years old) among the most stressed,” said Acting Mayor Dr Mary Duniam.
“The land at Martin Street was previously an underutilised asset, and we are happy Centacare Evolve Housing’s expression of interest will assist in meeting those needs.”
Centacare Evolve Housing was established by the Catholic Church in Tasmania. In addition to building new affordable housing, CEH enhances the wellbeing of tenants and communities.