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      Marie Sillars

      A new micro-unit development in St Marys providing affordable housing for single older women was officially opened on Wednesday 28 October at 9:45am by the Hon Shayne Mallard MLC.

      The 16-unit development will provide much-needed accommodation for women over 45 who are eligible for social housing. The $4.4 million project is a partnership between Wentworth and the New South Wales Government, who have contributed a $3 million upfront capital grant.

      “We congratulate the NSW Government for supporting this project and enabling us to develop housing for older women. These homes have been extremely well designed to make effective use of the space and provide an affordable and well-located alternative for single older women in the Nepean region,” said CEO of Wentworth, Stephen McIntyre.

      With older single women being the fastest growing group of people experiencing homelessness, this development comes at a critical time to provide homes for women who are struggling to find suitable accommodation in the private rental market.

      Hopefully, a lot more of this to come!


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