About $2.25 million has been spent on “flexible design” teacher housing at Brewarrina.
State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said a new accommodation block in the town’s Bathurst Street was able to be converted into two two-bedroom units or one three-bedroom unit and one one-bedroom unit.
“Additionally, four one-bedroom units in Wilson Street have also been completed,” he said.
“Both housing projects have been purpose built to meet the needs of teachers and their families.”
Mr Humphries said the Teacher Housing Authority provided an invaluable service to rural and remote communities across the state.
“In many rural and remote areas, there is limited accommodation available in the rental market and what is available often fails to meet the needs of teachers and their families,” he said.
The authority currently provides 25 residences for teachers at Brewarrina’s Central School, a leader in the Department of Education’s Connected Communities Schools program.
Brewarrina Central School relieving principal Nada Dukic said the new teacher housing was “welcome news” for the school community.
“Knowing that our teachers are comfortable and well supported allows us to focus on achieving great outcomes for our students,” Ms Dukic said.
Mr Humphries reported that teacher housing projects had also been completed at Wilcannia and Coonamble.
Mr Humphries said the authority managed about 1450 residences in 280 rural and remote communities in NSW.