Northern Rivers Echo

I call on local builders and not for profit groups to come forward with proposals to deliver much needed new social and affordable housing in our local area.

The NSW Government’s promised billion dollar social housing fund is open for business and 30 per cent of the new homes it will fund will be in regional NSW.

The Social and Affordable Housing Fund is a great initiative of the NSW Government and allows local communities to address local needs for vulnerable families and individuals.

Organisations eligible to apply include community housing providers, local government, the private sector and not for profits including faith based organisations, community organisations, landholders, developers, builders and financiers.

Organisations are encouraged to form together to apply as a consortia to ensure that new housing is accompanied by people with the skills and services necessary to successfully manage social and affordable housing.

Invitations for expression of interest proposals are now open, and close on Tuesday, 15 March. More information on the SAHF can be found

Are you entitled to any of the $218.65 million in “forgotten” unclaimed money held by the NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR).

Unclaimed money held by OSR could be from deceased estates, dividends, bonds, refunds, overpayments and a range of other sources. The money is sent to OSR by private enterprises, government agencies, local councils, and State Trustees because they have not been able to locate and return the money to the owners.

OSR publishes information about unclaimed money on its website to help reunite people with their lost funds.

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Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.