Affordable housing development opening in Cressy

The Anglican Parish of Cressy and Centacare Evolve Housing will officially open a new housing development on land owned by the Cressy Parish on Friday 14 June, at 12pm, at 2 Saundridge Rd, Cressy.

Bishop Richard Condie, the Housing Minister, Hon. Felix Ellis, and Cr Alison Andrews from Northern Midlands Council will be in attendance and media are invited.

The new development sits across two blocks of land, and provides a variety of new housing options on previously underutilised land.

Block one, which was surrounding the parish rectory at 2 Saundridge Road, has been developed into six two-bedroom units. Three of these units will be owned by the parish and rented to people in the local community. The other three are to be sold through Harcourts and have been advertised on the market. The second block, at 110 Main St, will be a social housing development of eight units designed for over 55’s.

All dwellings are designed to be fully accessible, sustainable and energy efficient.

“The numbers of people facing housing instability and homelessness continue to rise across Tasmania,” said the Rt Revd Dr Richard Condie, Bishop of Tasmania.

“It is our hope that this development will alleviate some of the housing pressure in the Cressy area.”

Revd Dub Gannon, the Rector of the Parish of Cressy said, “the Parish had a vision to use this land that God has given us to serve the community, so it is exciting to see that vision come to fruition. We know there are plenty of people in the area in need of housing and we hope this goes some way towards addressing that need. Furthermore, the income generated from this property will contribute to our local ministry work into the future.”

Julia Mangan, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Centacare Evolve Housing commented, “Centacare Evolve Housing has a vision to alleviate housing stress by delivering attainable homes, and to develop opportunities to further contribute to individual, family, and community wellbeing. We are excited to provide much needed housing outcome to Cressy and the midlands.”