Pictured: Pacific Link Housing board of directors, team members and community connect van.

Pacific Link Housing is proud to announce its 40th Anniversary, marking four decades of dedicated service to the communities of the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Regions.

Since its inception by founder Sheila Astolfi, who led as Chief Executive for a remarkable 25 years until 2009, the organisation has experienced significant growth. From managing a modest portfolio of just four houses at its beginning, Pacific Link Housing now oversees more than 1,200 properties across six LGAs, with a further 200 plus managed by its wholly-owned subsidiary Key2 Realty. In addition, Pacific Link Housing has developed 158 units of social, affordable and market-rate rental accommodation, with a further 66 units in the development pipeline.

Pacific Link Housing acknowledges the significant contributions of both current and former team members and directors, whose collective contributions have been instrumental in the organisation’s growth and achievements.

Pacific Link Housing has fostered valuable partnerships with government agencies, funding bodies, businesses and community support agencies, achieving joint successes that have benefitted the organisation, the affordable housing sector, local communities and most importantly, their tenants.

Wal Edgell, Chairman of Pacific Link Housing, stressed the vital role of these collaborations.

“Our valued partners enable us to make a broader impact on the community and contribute to the evolving affordable housing landscape. We are deeply grateful for the collaboration and support that have been instrumental in helping us reach this significant milestone.”

Pacific Link Housing will host two celebration events for its tenants in April, including an event at the Park Haus in Kibble Park, Gosford, and a second event at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens. These events will offer a unique opportunity for tenants and support partner organisations to come together, celebrate their shared experiences and reinforce the sense of community that has developed and evolved over the 40 years of Pacific Link Housing’s existence.

Pacific Link Housing CEO, Ian Lynch spoke about the importance of tenants in their celebration.

“As we mark this milestone, we celebrate not just our growth as an organisation, but the lives and communities we’ve touched along the way. Our tenants are central to our mission, driving us to offer not just housing outcomes, but also better outcomes for the community as a whole.”

Looking ahead, Pacific Link Housing is also excited to celebrate the occasion with its diverse and valued business partners and supporters later in July, acknowledging the collective efforts over the years that have contributed to its success.

With a vision of creating ‘thriving and inclusive communities that benefit everyone,’ Pacific Link Housing remains committed to making a positive and lasting impact in the lives of its tenants and the broader community.

For more information about Pacific Link Housing and its 40th Anniversary celebrations, please contact events@pacificlink.org.au