There are around 1,500 women aged over 55 in the Northern Beaches who are in housing stress. To address this need, at least one third of the dwellings will be allocated to women over 55 and at risk of being homeless.
The Queenscliff project seeks to provide housing diversity, where tenure, typology and affordability come together and offer a housing choice that is currently not readily available.
The project will use surplus government land to provide the types of housing that will most appropriately accommodate the needs of the local community and complement the local neighbourhood character including some Seniors Living homes. Landcom aims to deliver between 32 and 38 studio and 1 or 2 bedroom units with 60% of these being Affordable Housing and 33 of the total homes being Universally designed.
The decision to adaptively re-use the building reflects Landcom’s goal of enabling zero waste communities by 2028 and will minimise demolition and construction waste and reduce environmental impacts on the site.
Northern Beaches Council
Mayor Michael Regan
Image: Artist impression of the Queenscliff future development.
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