Teaching housing boost for Central West

The NSW Government announced the completion of a $2 million project to provide more housing for teachers in Coonamble and Condobolin in the state’s Central West region.

The new flexible design accommodation blocks in Bimble Street, Coonamble and Officers Parade, Condobolin, have been purpose-built for teachers.

Acting CEO of Property NSW, Leon Walker, said the Coonamble units can be converted into either a single bedroom unit and a four-bedroom unit, or a two-bedroom unit and a three-bedroom unit. In Condobolin, units can be converted into either two two-bedroom units, or one three-bedroom unit and one single bedroom unit.

“We are committed to providing high quality accommodation in rural and regional areas to meet the needs of teachers and their families,” Mr Walker said.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, said the latest addition to teacher housing would be welcomed by the local school communities.

“Quality housing is essential to attracting teachers to schools in rural and remote communities. We know when teachers are well supported it enables them to participate in the community and  achieve great outcomes for students” he said.

Mr Humphries 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 209 rural and remote communities in NSW.

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