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Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

Ms Saffin confirmed she had asked NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet to bankroll the ‘fully costed, detailed proposals developed by Landcom and already sent to Government’.

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin hosts former Landcom CEO John Brogden during a site visit in Cynthia Wilson Drive, East Lismore last December. They are briefed by Lismore City Council’s Director Partnerships, Planning and Engagement Eber Butron and Acting Strategic Planning Coordinator Andy Parks. Image supplied.

‘A $7.5-million Government investment would give the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation two immediate housing projects to drive as we start rebuilding from July 1, providing real hope to the people of Lismore in particular,’ Ms Saffin said.

‘Landcom has briefed me on a planning and risk assessment package they have done on the two townhouse development sites identified by Lismore City Council – in Cynthia Wilson Drive, East Lismore, and in Bristol Circuit, Goonellabah.

“This is a golden opportunity to build mainly affordable housing and some social housing out of the floodplain, with an indicative completion date of the end of 2024.

Ms Saffin said she had also asked the Premier to include Landcom in the NSW Government’s Regional Housing Taskforce and then as a partner with the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation as part of the rebuilding process.

Landcom – the NSW Government’s land and property development organisation – has been consulting with Lismore City, Byron Shire and Tweed Shire councils on potential affordable and social housing projects.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Be cautious- all this rubbish from scomo about super into housing just as Metricon goes belly up, endlessly building houses to keep up with unsustainable birth rate/immigration doesn’t win but keeps raising emissions just look at Melbourne.

  2. I been on housing for some time how but after our flood in our area it just means everything will be way worse I’m over being in motels as I can’t escape the kids nor my oartner and I’m missing my puppy dog very much and I need a place to call home as I’d rather be dead HATING THIS HOMELESSNESS IT really does suck but nothing much we can do

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