Landmark Social Housing Project in Dubbo officially opens


Twenty five Dubbo seniors now have safe and secure accommodation with the redevelopment of the former St Faith’s hostel for girls into affordable housing.

Officially opening the new 21-villa development today St Vincent de Paul Housing CEO Brian Murnane said the villas represent Vinnies NSW commitment to being of service to the people of Dubbo.

“Today’s opening is the culmination of a three-year journey since the old site was demolished in 2016,” Mr Murnane said.

“The St Faith’s villas are for people over-55 who might otherwise struggle to find quality affordable housing.

“This is the first of twelve projects being undertaken by Vinnies Housing across NSW that will create 500 new affordable homes for people in need for the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund.

“As well as a place to call home, Vinnies is also providing tailored support so that our tenants can connect to the services they need,” Mr Murnane said.

Today’s official opening was undertaken by Vinnies NSW President Denis Walsh along with Mr Murnane, followed by a blessing by Dubbo Parish priest, Father Greg Kennedy.

Attendees included Dubbo Mayor, Ben Shields and representatives from Parkes and Forbes Shire Councils.