STATEMENT ON AFFORDABILITY HOUSING PROPOSAL
I welcome news on the progress of Central Coast Council’s Affordable Housing Land Proposal (CAHL).
At last night’s Ordinary Council meeting, Council resolved to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to enter into an agreement with Pacific Link Housing Limited for the development of 23-25 Ashton Avenue, The Entrance, aligning with Council’s Affordable and Alternative Housing Strategy. Further information on the Strategy can be found here: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/forms-and-publications/strategies-and-plans.
This project will ensure that much needed affordable housing is provided in the area to those who would otherwise struggle in the private market.
The Entrance needs people living and spending here to sustain a vibrant local economy. The high number of holiday houses in the area (over 40%) which are empty for much of the year means our local economy struggles outside of holiday periods.
Having affordable accommodation in the area means residents will have more money in their pockets to spend in local businesses.
Any project which provides the benefit of affordable housing and activating The Entrance Township will always have my full support.
DATE: 23 November 2022