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MEDIARELEASE
SYDNEYOLYMPICPARKBUILDSAFFORDABLEHOMES
FORATHLETES&WIDERCOMMUNITY
9March2016
Forimmediaterelease
TheSydneyOlympicParkAuthority(SOPA)hasembarkedonaninnovativepartnershipwith
communityhousingcompanyBridgeHousingtoensureathletes,parkworkersandothersinthe
localcommunitycanaffordtoliveclosetoworkinwesternSydney.
SOPAisdevelopingupto50apartmentsforaffordablerentalhousingandwillconsidermorein
futurehousingdevelopmentinthepark.Theapartmentsareintegratedinmixedtenuremulti-unit
developmentsandwerebuiltbyEcovetothesamehighstandardastheapartmentssoldtoprivate
investors.
BridgeHousing,aleadingdeveloperandtenancymanagerofaffordablehomesacrossgreater
Sydney,haswontherighttomanagethetenanciesonbehalfofSOPA.ThisispartofBridge
Housing’sgrowingaffordablehousingportfolio.
SOPAGeneralManager–CorporateNickHubblesaid:“Ourcommitmenttoprovidingaffordable
housingintheparkmeanswecansupportathleteswhocometotrainandcompetehereandalso
theessentialworkerswhoensuretheparkoperatesasaworld-classfacility.”
“Wehavebuiltthesesustainablehomesinaccordancewiththeoriginal‘GreenGames’philosophy
forthepark,andresidentshaveeasyaccesstopublictransport,cafes,servicesandavibrant
precinct.”
“ThispartnershipwithBridgeHousingisawin-winbecauseweareeachdoingwhatwedobestto
buildacommunityatSydneyOlympicParkthatisinclusiveandaffordableforawiderangeof
residents.”
BridgeHousingCEOJohnNicoladessaid:“ThispartofSydneyhasbecomeincreasinglyunaffordable
inthepastfewyearsandpropertypriceswillnodoubtcontinuetorisewhentheproposednewlight
railiscompleted.”
“ItisvitalthatwenotonlyincreasethesupplyofaffordablehousingacrossSydneygenerallybut
thathomesarelocatedinplaceswherepeoplecanfindjobs,traveltowork,haveaccesstolocal
amenities,itissafefortheirfamiliesandtheycanparticipateintheircommunity.Thesehomeswe
aremanagingatSydneyOlympicParktickallthoseboxes.“
NewtenantJoanneHosaidherhomeiswelllocatedforherjobinagedcareintheinnerwestandto
herchildren’sschoolinConcord.“Wecouldnothaveaffordedtoliveherehaditnotbeenofferedas
affordablehousing.Thepropertyisingreatconditionwithmodernfacilitiesandweloveusingallthe
surroundingparklandatweekends.”
Thisnewpartnershipmodelforthedevelopmentandmanagementofaffordablehousingprovidesa
blueprintforotherdevelopersandcommunityorganisations.
Formoreinformation:
AnnaGrutzneratBridgeHousing:0408224427
BridgeHousingisaleadingcommunityhousingassociationthatsourcesanddevelopsaffordable
housingforpeopleonmoderate-to-lowincomesacross18localgovernmentareasingreater
Sydney.Itmanagesmorethan1,700propertieshousing2,800peopleandissettodeliveranextra
350affordablehomesby2018.
www.bridgehousing.org.au
SydneyOlympicParkAuthorityisresponsibleformanaginganddevelopingthe640hectaresthat
compriseSydneyOlympicPark.Underitsmanagement,theparkhasbecomeanimportanturban
centre,apremierdestinationforsporting,entertainmentandculturalactivities,andoneof
Australia’slargesturbanparklands.
www.sopa.nsw.gov.au
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