GALLERY | New affordable and social housing opens in Fairfield

A 60-unit development which includes 29 affordable housing units in Fairfield was officially opened on Wednesday.

Hamilton@Fairfield, developed by Hume Community Housing, contains a mix of studio, one and two bedroom apartments being rented to local workers.

Hume chief executive Nicola Lemon said the new development also includes new purpose built office space so they can continue to “provide services” to local customers and well-designed outdoor spaces.

“We are very pleased with the design and believe the building with will enhance the appearance and social composition of the Fairfield area,” Ms Lemon said.

“The rooftop BBQ areas with herb gardens have great views of Fairfield and provide practical outdoor living for our customers while the larger space on level three gives our customers an excellent place to meet up and develop a sense of community.”

The complex, located on Hamilton Road, was officially opened by Assistant Minister to Treasurer, Michael Sukkar who said the development was an example of what can be achieved when governments work with the community housing sector.

“The Turnbull Government has just announced tax cuts for low income earners in the Federal Budget that will give an extra boost to the customers Hume is housing in its new development,” he said.

“I’m pleased to officially open Hume’s new development in Fairfield, which delivers homes and opportunities that will support our communities to prosper.”

Hume customer Elina Khoshaba has moved in the building with her daughter and husband saying: “We are so thankful for our new place. Everyone was so helpful with our move and made everything easy.”