Evans Head temporary housing village
A temporary housing village has been established on Park Street, Evans Head for local residents who cannot return home because of flood damage.
About the site
The site is located on Park Street, Evans Head near Reflections Holiday Park on Crown Land.
The site hosts 34 caravans, housing up to 70 people, and has been operational since December 2022.
Housing units will be available for residents for up to 2 years, with additional time needed for construction and decommissioning. The time spent in the village will depend on the housing needs of each resident while they find and settle back into long-term housing. This will allow time for rebuilding homes, moving, or finding a rental property.
A requirement of the leasing agreement is that the site is rehabilitated to its prior use at the end of occupation, and as agreed with Crown Land as the landowner.
The village is managed by North Coast Community Housing.
Utilities and site services
The site includes utilities such as:
- garbage collection
- on-site parking.
Central BBQ facilities and shaded play areas are also available for communal use.
All residents will sign an occupancy agreement before moving into the Evans Head village. This sets out appropriate behaviour and conduct for living in the temporary accommodation.
If someone is unable to comply with the terms of occupancy agreement, they may be required to leave the site.
The Community Housing Provider, North Coast Community Housing, is responsible for:
- the day-to-day management of the site
- resident allocations
- on-site security.
Across all sites, the Community Housing Provider works closely with local Recovery Support Services (RSS) to provide support for residents, including:
- mental and physical health
- financial support
- options for returning to a more permanent living situation.
All housing units are cleaned before residents move in. Residents are then responsible for all ongoing cleaning of the housing unit, as it is their private home.