THE Gibraltarian Government has announced a further programme of affordable home building with more than 1,600 new properties set for construction.

The homes will be built on the Eastside, Waterport Road and Europort Avenue.

The properties will be made available to eligible residents of the Rock – dependent on position on the Housing Waiting List – and will be completed between the Summer of 2019 and the end of 2021.

MODERN: An artist’s impression of the new development on Eastside

Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo believes the new housing scheme supports promises made in his election manifesto and will directly improve the lives of the Rock’s residents.

“The provision of housing that is affordable is of course an essential part of the strengthening and growth of our nation and has therefore always been a priority for our GSLP/Liberal administration.

INNOVATIVE: The new properties set to be built on Waterport Road

“We are committed to continue to provide for our community and will continue to do so with homes that are affordable and I am delighted to announce the next phase of our forthcoming projects,” he said.

TOUCH THE SKY: The future look of Europort Avenue

Minister for Housing and Equality, Samantha Sacramento, was equally as enthused as spoke to the media about the new housing scheme.

“I have seen the damage that historic lack of housing causes in our community as well as the joy of seeing families move into new and high quality homes in the last couple of years.

“I am glad to be part of a Government that has addressed this issue in a way that is unprecedented,” she said.