A $4 MILLION social housing project in Bomaderry that stalled when construction company St Hilliers Constructions went into voluntary administration in May last year has finally been completed.
The project in Bunberra Street, which will house up to 21 residents was one of a number that fell into difficulties after the St Hilliers’ collapse.
It was the second time the building company in charge of the Bomaderry project had folded.
The government appointed NSW Public Works to complete the works.
Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said the projects were left unfinished in various stages.
“The government faced a challenging task to get all St Hilliers’ housing projects back on track,” he said.
“But with the co-operation of the subcontractors involved, most have been completed.
“The Bomaderry project was delayed after a number of structural defects were uncovered that needed to be corrected before the balance of work could be completed.
“The Bomaderry project is now ready for new tenants.”
Mr Pearce said the NSW government has paid out all sub-contractors previously owed money by St Hilliers.
Kiama MP Gareth Ward said the one and two bedroom units have been handed over to Southern Cross Community Housing.
“The units have eco-friendly features, such as rainwater tanks to flush toilets and water gardens and low maintenance landscaping and are designed for people who may have limited mobility,” he said.
“Local suppliers and tradesmen played an important role in seeing this project through to successful completion.”