Jul 26, 2013

New affordable housing in Logan

A new affordable housing development was officially opened in Logan Central today, giving the growing number of low income retirees, newly-arrived migrants and local hospital workers access to more housing options.

The Tallowwood on North complex was partly funded by the Federal Government’s Liveable Cities program and is an innovative response to the region’s housing needs, incorporating five star energy efficient design, appropriate building orientation, insulation, cross ventilation and shading.

Located less than 5 minutes’ walk north of the Woodridge Train Station and close to  local shopping facilities and schools, the new development will provide great amenity and convenience to future tenants.

Logan has a high concentration of social housing built in the late 1960s and providing new, high quality affordable housing will improve the city’s capacity to meet its residents’ needs and quality of life.

This project is part of a longer term plan to rejuvenate Logan Central by attracting a wider range of affordable housing options,  jobs, public transport, shops and recreational activities.

The six unit complex consists of 2 one bedroom units, 3 two bedroom units, and 1 three bedroom unit.

This exciting $1.4 million development was made possible through a partnership between the Federal Labor Government, Horizon Housing and Logan City Council.

Federal Labor has made unprecedented investments to help make housing more affordable.

We have already delivered 21,000 new social housing homes and refurbished a further  80,000.  Another 50,000 homes will be built before June 2016 under Federal Labor’s National Rental Affordability Scheme.