Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, has welcomed plans to build a seven-storey apartment building in Tweed Heads to provide additional social and affordable housing for local families.

The NSW Land and Housing Corporation has lodged a Development Application (DA) to build 40 social and affordable dwellings at a vacant government-owned site at 33-35 Boyd Street, Tweed Heads.

The DA forms part of the NSW Government’s investment in new, fit-for-purpose social and affordable housing in regional NSW.

Mr Provest said the lodgement of the DA was an important milestone in delivering a project which will help deliver new social and affordable housing for those most vulnerable.

“This project will deliver additional social and affordable dwellings to assist those doing it tough in our community,” Mr Provest said.

“This site has been identified in local planning controls as suitable for this type of development as it is close to a variety of employment opportunities and services.”

The project will include a mix of one and two-bedroom units, along with parking.

Tweed Shire Council will be responsible for seeking community feedback on and assessing the DA.

Subject to planning approval, construction of the project should begin in late 2020, with the first residents to move in during late 2021 or early 2022.