On Thursday 22 February, we hosted the official opening of our new studio apartment building in Woy Woy, Talia On Chambers.
The morning was a great success with many VIP guests, Pacific Link Housing staff and tenants in attendance.
As guests arrived they were greeted by the sounds of Damsel in Dismay, a band featuring one of Pacific Link Housing’s tenants, Lucy and her friends.
After a moving Welcome to Country by Gavi Duncan, in honour of the land that this building sits, the building was officially opened by Pacific Link Chairman, David Bacon, local MP, Adam Crouch, and Alan Zammit, Director of Evolve Housing.
The Talia on Chambers building is bright and airy and has fantastic views across Woy Woy Bay. Intended to help level the playing field for people in financial stress, it is already transforming lives for the better.
Jaime, one of the building’s new tenants, summed it up by describing how happy he felt to be living in these new studio apartments.
“The neighbours are good, the location is convenient, and they are very helpful,” said Jaime, who went on to describe how Michelle at Pacific Link had really helped to make his journey into his new home a smooth transition.
“I hope to stay here a long time,” he added.
Diane, another one of the building’s new tenants was pleased to describe how central the building was to everything.
“I’ve sold my car,” exclaimed Diane, who now walks easily to the shops and the station from her new home.
Having lived in the studio apartments since we first opened doors to our initial tenants in June, she is looking forward to providing feedback and working with Pacific Link Housing to continue to ensure the success of this project.