Developer Richard Sargent says he’s already seen a huge shift in the way people work and live in his home town of Maitland, New South Wales.
He says it’s helped the community and his business expand by allowing them to sell their properties for a lower price.
“People have a little more independence and more freedom, they can choose where they live,” he said.
“We are looking at a very different kind of life.”
Mr Sargents company, Maitlands Building & Real Estate, has been creating office space in a community that is struggling to find affordable housing for people aged 50 and over.
It’s also helping people to get on their feet financially, which has helped with the company’s annual profit, which is $6.3 million.
His company is working with a number of local councils, as well as government agencies to get a new building built and open up a new business.
“Our community is in transition,” Mr Sargence said.
This is a really good opportunity to build an office here, and we’re really looking forward to it.
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