Friday 9 June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June the Midlands Anglican Parish and Centacare Evolve Housing will break ground on Stage 1 of a new affordable housing development on land behind St Luke’s Anglican Church in Campbell Town.
The land will be developed into a mixed housing development of 21 two-and three-bedroom dwellings, centred around an open, shared green space. The development is made possible through significant funding by Homes Tasmania.
“The housing crisis in Tasmania is well beyond breaking point, as rents continue to rise, homelessness skyrockets and charities are put under pressure to meet the growing demand for assistance to buy food and pay for household expenses,” says Bishop Chris Jones, Vicar General of Tasmania and CEO of Anglicare Tas.
“We need more housing across the state, from our urban centres to our rural towns, and we are pleased to use this land to develop housing that will meet some of the needs within the Campbell Town community. It is our hope that it will alleviate some of the housing pressure in the Northern Midlands.”
The development is designed in a modern heritage aesthetic, to complement the existing streetscape of Campbell Town. All dwellings are designed to be fully accessible, sustainable and energy efficient.
“Centacare Evolve Housing is excited to partner with the Anglican Diocese, more specifically Midlands Anglican Parish, in the delivery of this mixed housing development to offer housing outcomes for both social housing and private ownership. Midlands Anglican Parish have held a long-term vision to develop currently underutilised land adjacent to their parish and the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart’s housing entity, Centacare Evolve Housing is delighted to enable the parish to bring this vision to life. We are thankful for the funding support from Homes Tasmania to enable this important social and affordable housing development.” says Ben Wilson, CEO Centacare Evolve Housing.
The estimated timeframe for completion is October 2024.
Turning of the soil ceremony
Media representatives are invited to attend to Turning of the Soil ceremony on Wednesday 14 June at 10am, behind St Luke’s Anglican Church in Campbell Town. Bishop Chris Jones from the Anglican Diocese of Tasmania, Ben Wilson, the CEO of Centacare Evolve Housing, and Northern Midlands Councillor Richard Archer will address the group and be available to answer questions.
Date: Wednesday 14 June
Place: St Luke’s Anglican Church, Campbell Town
*Please bring appropriate footwear. Centacare Evolve Housing will provide hi-vis*
For media enquiries, please contact Tess Delbridge on 0407 545 956.