Back to School Boost for Rural and Remote NSW
General Manager for the Teacher Housing Authority, Philip Shelley, today announced a ‘Back to School’ boost for rural and remote townships in NSW.
Mr Shelley said new Teacher Housing Authority (THA) residences, including new flexible designed accommodation in Brewarrina, Coonamble and Wilcannia, were due for completion early this year.
“Further investment in new teacher housing in these regions will help attract and retain teachers in the bush,” Mr Shelley said.
“In many regional, rural and remote areas of NSW there is limited accommodation available in the rental market and the properties that are available often fail to meet the needs of teachers and their families.
“Knowing teachers are comfortable and well supported allows school principals to focus on delivering quality education to students.”
Last year the THA delivered six new residences in Moree, two in Narrandera and the prototype of the new flexible design in Lake Cargelligo (pictured).
“Flexible housing allows the premises to be reconfigured according to teacher requirements and demand,” Mr Shelley said.
“The premises are designed to accommodate singles, couples or families, with the ability to split the residence into either two separate two-bedroom units, or one single bedroom and one three-bedroom unit.”
The THA manages around 1,320 residences in 215 rural and remote communities in NSW. The THA uses local tradespeople and sources material locally wherever possible.