The NSW Government is putting its plans to transform Sydney’s most disadvantaged suburb into action with the release of private housing lots to renew the Claymore social housing estate.

“It’s a sad fact that Claymore in Sydney’s south west has had entrenched poverty, disadvantage, unemployment and crime for more than a generation and currently ranks in the top handful of disadvantaged postcodes across the state*,” said Minister for Social Housing, Brad Hazzard.

“The NSW Government is about changing lives for the better and redeveloping the estate with 70 per cent private housing and 30 per cent new and upgraded social housing will lead to a huge improvement in social outcomes.

“We’ve seen this already with the Minto redevelopment where we now have a great mixed community and where kids in social housing see their neighbours going off to work and can see the different choices available to them.”

Private buyers are also eligible for a $20,000 rebate under the Housing Affordability Fund, helping housing affordability in the region.

All proceeds from land sales will be reinvested into social housing in NSW. The first phases of the Claymore Renewal Project will result in 247 new lots for the private market and 56 new social housing units for seniors and people with a disability.

Once complete, Claymore will comprise a fully integrated mixed community with 1050 private homes and 440 new and upgraded public and seniors units.

As well as brand new housing, the suburb will be rejuvenated with community parks, playgrounds, BBQs and picnic settings.

The NSW Government is also redeveloping social housing estates into mixed communities at Airds, Glebe, Minto, Macquarie Park, Riverwood, Rosemeadow and Bonnyrigg.

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