Lismore City Council has called for expressions of interest from housing providers, community organisations and/or private developers for partnerships to deliver $3.5 million worth of affordable and key worker housing in Lismore. Expressions of interest close at 2pm on Thursday, 29 March 2018.

The funding is from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regional Cities program, which provided $5 million to Council in 2016 to achieve more affordable housing options across the city.

Council offered 200 grants of $20,000 for residents to purchase and build homes on new land releases, however, less than a quarter of the available fund was used.

Strategic Planning Coordinator Paula Newman said Council has now decided to use the remaining funds to enter into one or more partnerships to build affordable housing with community housing providers, private developers or any other organisations or individual with an interest and experience in housing.

She said Council was looking for innovative ideas and housing models, from a tiny homes estate to small unit developments that champion best-practice sustainability and renewable energy.

Interested parties are required to register at Council’s eProcurement portal to access relevant documents. Submissions may also be lodged at this site in the electronic tender box. All tender schedules must be completed for submission of a conforming tender.

For more information or to discuss a proposal, phone Paula on 1300 87 83 87. If you experience any difficulties with accessing the above website, phone the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533.

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