Midlands Anglican Church and Centacare Evolve Housing partner on affordable housing
In a bid to address the current housing shortage in Campbell Town, the Midlands Anglican Parish and Centacare Evolve Housing are proposing to build a new development on the land behind St Luke’s Anglican Church.
The first stage of the development is soon to be lodged with Council and proposes to develop the land into a mixed housing development of 21 two- and three-bedroom dwellings, centred around an open, shared green space.
“This land has been vacant for nearly 200 years, and it is our commitment to sharing Christ’s compassion with the community of Campbell Town that has led us to use this land to meet some of the needs we see within our local community,” says Fiona Oates, administrator of the Midlands Anglican Parish.
“We are thrilled that our partnership with Centacare has enabled us to develop this plan, and we are pleased that the Tasmanian State Government has recognised the need for affordable housing in rural areas and have committed to supporting this development.”
The proposed 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. If approved, the first stage of the development is expected to break ground in early 2022 and be completed by mid-2023.
“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 we are pleased to assist the parish in bringing this vision alive,” says Ben Wilson, CEO, Centacare Evolve Housing.
For further information contact:
Tess Delbridge | +61 3 6220 2015
Published: 7 June 2021