A new social and affordable housing apartment complex is nearing completion in Wickham. 

The “topping out” milestone of the 16-unit complex on Station Street was celebrated on Thursday. 

Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward says the milestone brings the completion of the project one step closer.

“The first tenants (are) expected to get the keys to their new homes later this year”. 

Compass Housing chief corporate services officer Lyndall Robertshaw said the need for affordable properties for low income earners is greater than ever. 

This building project has been constructed by the New South Wales Government in partnership with Newcastle Council, and Compass Housing.

The State Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund is on track to deliver almost 500 properties across 19 Hunter and Central Coast sites.