St Joseph’s Parish is aware of a growing need in the Newtown area for supported housing to assist vulnerable people, particularly those with physical disability.
The parish property at 36 Oxford Street, Newtown has been used as a Community Garden for the last 25 years and has not received any meaningful income to support the mission of the parish.
With the help of CatholicCare Sydney, the parish is now proposing to use this property to build specialist disability accommodation (NDIS) to house up to six people with a physical disability, plus overnight accommodation for an assistance carer.
The project will require a long-term lease to CatholicCare to enable the construction and management of accommodation, and during this period St Joseph’s will receive a rental income. CatholicCare will manage all approval, construction, operational and financial risks and at the end of the lease, the ownership of the buildings and improvements will be transferred to St Joseph’s Parish.
Day-to-day operation of the disability accommodation will be professionally managed by CatholicCare, together with a reputable and experienced supported disability accommodation provider and other disability support services.
You are invited to participate in a short survey about 36 Oxford Street Newtown – property owned by St Joseph’s Parish. This land is being developed in partnership with CatholicCare Sydney to build four (4) Specialist Disability Accommodation dwellings to house up to six people with a physical disability, plus overnight accommodation for an assistance carer.
This survey gives you the opportunity to share your thoughts about the development (floorplans and proposal available above). Please email email@example.com if you have any further questions regarding this development.