Griffin Green - Affordable Housing Project

Griffin Green - Affordable Housing Project

The Griffin Green Affordable Housing project represents a partnership between Griffith City Council and Argyle Housing with $6 million of Commonwealth funding secured from the Building Better Regions Fund.

Argyle and Council have both allocated $3 million to support the $12 million project which has been developed to provide new affordable housing options in Griffith.



The project will create 20 new medium density affordable units and 42 new affordable housing lots in South Griffith. The tender for the construction of 20 new medium density affordable units has been awarded to Joss Construction and is expected to commence early 2022. 



The Development will also include a full basketball court, modern playground and a community centre (funded by the NSW Government and Argyle Housing). 


Council is now seeking opinion on the green space area for landscaping and cultural heritage interpretation.
The first draft concept design is below:

If you wish to make any comments or provide feedback click here

 

The project is being delivered in stages:

 

Status Stage
Underway Stage 1a (DA 235/2020) included the excision of a seniors housing complex from the remainder of the site to facilitate the transfer of ownership from the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to Griffith City Council. It also included a road extension between the existing cul-de-sac in Snaith Place to the existing cul-de-sac in Garton Place and the creation of a lot within a 3352m2 portion of the site that will contain the future Stage 1b of the project. Civil construction works are presently underway to complete Stage 1a and prepare the site for Stage 1b.
Tender Process Stage 1b relates to the construction of 20 affordable housing units by Argyle Housing under DA 28/2021 which is presently being assessed by the Western Regional Planning Panel. The 20 units would gain access from the Garton Place extension being delivered under Stage 1a and would also have frontage and pedestrian access to Walla Avenue.
DA Submitted
  • Stage 2 is proposed as part of the Development Application (185/2021), and includes:
    • 32 single dwelling allotments ranging in area from 400 m2 to 504 m2.
    • Three multi-dwelling lots (1041 m2, 1148 m2 and 801 m2).
    • One lot for a new community park, including a basketball court, playground equipment, turfed open space and tree and shrub planting – to be formerly designed post approval (4613 m2).
    • One lot for a green corridor connecting Garton Place to the community park (529m2).
    •   One lot for the future construction of a community centre (753 m2).

The proposal also includes the following:

  • Partial closure of Thomas Place (end of cul-de-sac).
  • Construction of a new road commencing at Thomas Place, wrapping around the proposed community park and ending at Heath Crescent.
  •  Construction of a road extension from Snaith Place to the new road. 

The cost of Stage 2 is $3.1 million which is below the $5 million threshold for the development application to automatically be determined by the Western Regional Planning Panel as per Schedule 7, State Environmental Planning Policy (State and Regional Development) 2011.

 

Remediation (Dave Taylor Park) - Finalised

The remediation of the mound at Dave Taylor Park commenced on Monday 19 April. The process was undertaken by removal specialists, Liberty Industrial, who safely removed contaminated material from the park. The now compelted works were overseen by health & safety experts, Greencap. 

COMMUNITY FACT SHEET 

The Dave Taylor Park Remediation Fact Sheet includes information about the mound and contaniments; the remediation process; how long it will take.

Download the fact sheet here - Community Fact Sheet - Dave Taylor Park Remediation
 


Downloads - Media Coverage 
 

11 December 2020 - Griffith City Council to begin first stage of Griffin Green Works
5 January 2021 - Griffith City Council to start works on Dave Taylor Park
15 June 2021 - Pioneer residents highlight preferences for Griffin Green
10 July 2021 - Social Housing in Griffith

 

Downloads - Media Releases

Griffin Green set to move forward
Griffin Green Affordable Housing Project set to get underway




 


September 2022

August 2021

  • Griffin Green - Affordable Housing Project
    Griffin Green - Affordable Housing Project

    Information on the Griffin Green Affordable Housing Project beginning in early 2021. The project aims to create 20 affordable housing properties and a further 40 lots in South Griffith, NSW.

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May 2021

April 2021

  • Griffith Housing Strategy
    Griffith Housing Strategy

    Griffith City Council adopted the Griffith Housing Strategy at the 26 November 2019 Ordinary Meeting of Council.

    Read more
  • Community Gardens - Stage Project - Completed
    Community Gardens - Stage Project - Completed

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October 2019

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