One of our key ambitions in becoming Link Wentworth is to meet the increasing demand for more homes for those who most need them. We are using our increased scale and financial capacity to deliver our pipeline of projects to grow social and affordable housing over the coming years.
Read more about our developments across Greater Sydney below.
For our first large-scale post-merger development, Link Wentworth has partnered with Landcom to provide at least 100 affordable dwellings in the City of Ryde for key workers.
The landmark agreement will see new and innovative rental and ownership approaches come into the housing market with shared equity options also being available. This means key workers like nurses, childcare workers and cleaners will be able to live affordably in their local area.
Link Wentworth has lodged a development application in July 2020 to redevelop an existing property in Cammeray and deliver 12 apartments in a New Age Boarding House development.
On 7 July 2021, the North Sydney Planning Panel approved the development.
In partnership with Landcom, Link Wentworth submitted a development application in November 2021 for adaptive re-use of the disused Community Health Centre in Queenscliff. The development will create 37 dwellings comprising studios, one and two-bedroom homes – of which at least 12 will be for women over 55 in housing distress.
In November 2021, Link Wentworth secured funding to build a seven-storey affordable housing development consisting of 32 units in the Rouse Hill Town Centre. The proposal consists of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom accommodation.
Funded through the Commonwealth Department of Social Services’ Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program, Link Wentworth is building four short-term independent units for women and children escaping domestic violence.
To design the complex, Link Wentworth worked with The Women’s Cottage, the primary specialist domestic violence service in the Hawkesbury, which provides trauma informed client services. We also worked closely with Hawkesbury Police, Hawkesbury Council and local community organisations to ensure the needs of women and children were met in the design.
Link Wentworth signed a deal in partnership with Platform Youth Services to deliver accommodation for young people in Penrith. With funds awarded from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice’s Social Housing Innovation Fund, we will build seven studio apartments for vulnerable young people undertaking study and training.
This innovative partnership and Youth Foyer-style model will offer affordable and independent, supported social housing, designed to help young people break the cycle of disadvantage.