Wentworth Community Housing will host the opening of its affordable housing apartments in Rouse Hill on Thursday, 8 September – one of the first affordable housing projects in The Hills Shire that will ease rental pressure on eligible local residents including retail, finance and disability service workers.
The event will be opened and feature remarks by the Federal Member for Mitchell and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Alex Hawke MP who was responsible for the Commonwealth’s affordable housing agenda as Assistant Minister to the Treasurer.
Minister Hawke will be joined by Mr Ray Williams, NSW State Member for Castle Hill and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Western Sydney. Mr Williams will be providing remarks on behalf of the NSW Minister for Family and Community Services, and Minister for Social Housing, the Hon Brad Hazzard MP.
Also joining Wentworth and special guests will be the newly elected Mayor of The Hills Shire Council, Councillor Yvonne Keane.
Wentworth Community Housing Chief Executive Officer, Stephen McIntyre says “this unique affordable housing project in Rouse Hill showcases what can be achieved when a community organisation works closely with the private sector and governments to achieve positive outcomes for the community.
“With flexible building design to encourage resident and community engagement, close proximity to local amenities and excellent transport access, we know Wentworth’s affordable housing apartments at Rouse Hill will have positive social and economic impacts on the lives of residents, and more broadly The Hills Shire community,” said Mr McIntyre.
Information for media registration:
What: Opening of Wentworth’s Rouse Hill affordable housing apartments – official remarks and tour of property
When: 9.45 for 10-11am including tour
Where: 40 Civic Way, Rouse Hill
Wentworth Community Housing’s CEO, Stephen McIntyre will be available for interview following official proceedings.
This is an invitation-only event, for media registration and enquiries please email:
[email protected] or call 0439 790 491