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Energy efficient social and affordable homes for Hoxton Park Road

SGCH media release

17 April, 2019

Tenants are moving in to SGCH’s latest development delivered as part of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF) Phase 1.

The 31-apartment complex at 255 Hoxton Park Road, Cartwright was financed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and will become home to people who are on the social housing waiting list or local key workers.

The building has a 7-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating with features including high performing glass and insulation to floors, walls and ceilings, shading to windows, ceiling fans and solar panels.

These environmental features help tenants reduce their household running costs and, for SGCH, saves building operation costs, allowing the investment of savings in providing more housing and services for customers.

CEFC Community Housing Sector Lead Victoria Adams said: “It’s great to see our finance in action with SGCH’s progressive roll out of new energy efficient, comfortable homes. These apartments clearly demonstrate the benefits that building low energy homes can bring to families in the community housing sector.”

The six-storey building has a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments. Tenants will pay affordable rents based on income and the area’s market rent (approx range $). As part of the SAHF program, households in this development will also be offered tailored support coordination services to assist with access to services and opportunities that improve their wellbeing.

SGCH currently manages almost 300 properties in Liverpool and the Hoxton Park Road is the first of eight developments that SGCH will deliver in the area.

SGCH Group CEO, Scott Langford says:  “We’re excited to be delivering more social and affordable housing in the Liverpool area where there is both strong demand and fantastic infrastructure and amenities for tenants.

“These high-quality apartments offer tenants the opportunity to live close to work and facilities for health and education, while having access to tailored support to connect with opportunity.

“At SGCH we are the developer, owner and operator of buildings that people will call home for decades to come. This means creating places with the future in mind.

“Partnering with CEFC allows us to invest upfront in energy efficient design features that benefit our tenants through reduced energy costs and improved thermal comfort. It also reduces operating costs for us. As a not-for-profit community housing provider it means we are providing clean energy benefits and reducing our carbon footprint."

About SGCH

SGCH is a leading not-for-profit community housing provider with over 30 years’ experience in developing and managing sustainable, safe and affordable homes and connecting people to opportunity.  Recognised as one of the largest community housing providers in Australia, SGCH now houses around 11,000 people in over 6,300 homes across the Sydney Metropolitan Region, with a development pipeline of 1,000 dwellings to be delivered by 2022.  Our pioneering partnerships with government agencies, community groups and support services allow us to increase the number of good quality homes and connect people to training, education, employment and community engagement opportunities.