The Not For Profit operator has been given the green light for a five-storey development at the site of the abandoned Harold Hawkins Court building in Leichardt (pictured) in Sydney’s Inner West – seven kilometres from the CBD.
The building has been unused for 16 years and will be demolished to make way for 49 ‘self-care’ units.
With 15 per cent affordable housing in the new development, Head of Property Development at Uniting, Adrian Ciano, told The Daily Telegraph that it is “a genuine contract for Uniting.”
Mr Ciano said the operator’s aim is to “pepper” social housing throughout the community rather than creating big villages, citing “better social outcomes.”
Uniting is the largest village and aged care operator across NSW and the ACT.