Affordable Housing For Newcastle Rail Corridor

There are plans for 30 homes

Affordable Housing For Newcastle Rail Corridor

The state government has revealed plans to build affordable housing on Newcastle's former rail corridor.

The proposal is for 30 one, two and three-bedroom homes between Merewether Street and the old Civic Station, next to Newcastle Museum.

Minister for Housing and Planning Anthony Roberts says the homes will be made available to low to moderate income earners.

“Affordable housing gives hard working people on low to moderate incomes a leg up and helps them work towards their housing goals, be it home ownership or ongoing private rental," he said.

“Moderate income earners include nurses, fire and emergency service workers, child care and youth workers - the people in our community who provide essential services that we all rely on.”

The proposal involves the pooling of government resources by combining Hunter Development Corporation and the Newcastle City Council’s affordable housing funding and is awaiting approval from the council.