Northern Beaches Transition Plan
In October 2017, Bridge Housing, in partnership with Women’s Housing Company, was awarded tenancy management of the northern beaches public housing portfolio under the Social Housing Management Transfer Program.
The Northern Beaches package comprises 1,201 homes and stretches from Mosman to Warriewood. The property portfolio comprises houses, townhouses and units, with over 70% of the properties one-bedroom units or studios.
75% of the households in Northern Beaches are are single person and about 50% of tenants are women.
The transition of all properties to Bridge Housing management from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services will be completed by July 2019.
Northern beaches public housing tenants will remain in their homes and will be contacted closer to the date of transition. We will keep you informed as new information becomes available.
Bridge Housing will manage 87.5% of the properties, or around 1,050 homes, and Women’s Housing Company will manage 12.5%, or some 150 homes. We will work closely to identify which properties are most suitably managed by Women’s Housing Company, with Bridge Housing as lead contractor.
We will assume all housing customer service functions in the area previously delivered by the Department of Family and Community Services.
Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades said: “I am delighted to welcome our new northern beaches tenants to the Bridge community over the next 18 months. We will be working closely with you, your local community and FACS to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.”
We will be starting to get to know your community in 2018. Watch this page for updates on tenant meetings.
Women's Housing Company CEO Debbie Georgopolous and Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades.
Bridge Housing is a Tier 1, registered community housing provider, with over 30 years’ experience in the delivery of social and affordable housing in Sydney. We have won multiple awards for our good governance and tenant engagement practices.
Bridge Housing is highly experienced in the transfer process, working with public housing tenants, the Department of Family and Community Services and local support services to ensure a smooth transition to our management.
Over the last nine years, we have successfully managed the transfer of public housing in other areas of Sydney, including in Balmain and South Coogee,
We are committed to developing a streamlined and efficient process for tenants to set us on a solid path for management of the Northern Beaches portfolio for the next 20 years.
Read or download Building Lives Strengthening Communities capability document.
The Minister for Family and Community Services, the Hon. Pru Goward, announced the winners of all nine Social Housing Management Transfer Program packages, representing 14,000 public housing properties across New South Wales, including three portfolios in metropolitan Sydney on 17 October.
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