New homes for teachers in Finley
Property NSW Chief Executive Officer, Brett Newman, today announced the completion of a $650,000 project to provide more housing for teachers at Finley’s three schools.
Both of the new flexible design accommodation blocks in Woolamai Street, Finley, have been purpose-built for teachers and can be converted into either two two-bedroom units, or one three-bedroom unit and one single bedroom unit.
“In many rural and regional areas there is limited accommodation available in the rental market and what is available often fails to meet the needs of teachers and their families,” Mr Newman said.
Member for Murray, Adrian Piccoli, said the latest addition to Finley’s teacher housing would be welcomed by the school communities.
“Teacher housing is essential in attracting teachers to schools in rural areas. We know that when teachers are comfortable and well supported it allows them to concentrate on achieving great outcomes for students,” he said.
Mr Piccoli added that construction of the new houses had also benefitted local businesses, with local trades supplying a number of products and services for the project.
Property NSW manages around 1,280 teacher residences in 280 rural and remote communities in NSW.