July 2, 2018 @ 9:16am
On Tuesday 26 June, Argyle Community Housing proudly opened its new office at 14 Browne Street Campbelltown. In attendance were the Board of Directors, CEO Wendy Middleton, Member for Campbelltown Mr Greg Warren, Campbelltown City Council, local support agencies, EISS Superannuation, BlueCHP and most importantly our Tenants.
The official opening was kicked off by Argyle’s Chairman Mr. Terry Downing with an Acknowledgment of Country followed by a welcoming speech regarding the new open planned office space –
“After five years at our previous address, it was time for us to seek more suitable premises and create a space with an open planned working environment. The purpose of this space is to allow for a more personalised level of engagement between our tenants and staff while allowing our team a more interactive platform to work. Thank you to Campbelltown City Council for the opportunity to secure a long-term lease, close to parking and other agencies.”
Argyle Housing has been involved in the Campbelltown community for over 21 years, when in 1997 the Wingecarribee Community Tenancy Scheme and the Macarthur Community Tenancy Scheme amalgamated to form Argyle Community Housing Association with 120 dwellings. Argyle has grown considerably since 1997, and have seen many necessary changes to accommodate this growth. Argyle now manages on average 525 dwellings in the Campbelltown region, housing just over 1,200 people in Social Housing, Affordable Housing, the Humanitarian Settlement Program and the Premiers Youth Initiative in the Campbelltown area alone, working with over 60 support agencies in the effort to assist tenants in need, these include Uniting, Neami, Macarthur Case Management Services, South Western Sydney Area Health Services, St Saviours, and Royal Rehab to name a few.
As part of our commitment to providing and managing secure, sustainable housing for people on low to moderate incomes, We recently purchased seven affordable housing units in the Macarthur Gardens development, including six 2-bed units and one 1-bed unit and are currently working on a Secondary Dwelling project (Garden Units), working with our tenants in Argyle owned properties which are located on large urban blocks with three or more bedrooms and occupied by a single tenant, and giving those tenants an opportunity to downsize to a 1 to 2 bedroom garden unit within the curtilage of their existing home and freeing up the larger dwelling to meet the demand within the area for properties that accommodate families.
Argyle Community Housing Limited is a not-for-profit community based provider of social and affordable housing. Our objective is to provide and manage secure, sustainable housing for people on low to moderate incomes. We are responsive to local needs and are committed to building sustainable communities.