Saturday, July 13, 2024

Tasmanian housing register to boast 22 new units

The Tasmanian Government’s social and affordable housing program is continuing to deliver more homes for Tasmanians on the state’s Housing Register.

“Today I inspected the site of a 22-unit development in Chigwell that, once completed, will provide housing for priority applicants from the Housing Register,” Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing, Guy Barnett said.

Homes Tasmania has provided funding of nearly $5 million towards the development, which is being delivered by Centacare Evolve Housing and builders Fairbrother Pty Ltd, and is due for completion in September.

The development, in Allunga Rd, Chigwell, will be a multi-storey building comprising 19 two-bedroom units and three one-bedroom units.

“Our ongoing partnership with the state’s Community Housing Providers, such as Centacare Evolve Housing, is critical to our program of increasing the number of social housing properties in Tasmania,” said Minister Barnett.

“This development demonstrates exactly what our social housing program is all about – delivering safe, secure, stable and appropriate homes for vulnerable Tasmanians,” he said.

Funding for the development was provided under the Community Housing Growth Program, which is set to deliver more than 1,000 new social housing properties around the state by the end of 2023.

The units are being developed on land owned by Homes Tasmania and will be subject to a 40-year ground lease to CEH, which will be responsible for managing and maintaining the properties.

CEH is one of the state’s Tier 1 Community Housing Providers and manages about 2,900 social housing properties around the state, including more than 1,200 on behalf of Homes Tasmania.

The next round of the Community Housing Growth Program will start soon with Community Housing Providers, not-for-profit organisations and Local Government organisations submitting expressions of interests to partner with Homes Tasmania to build even more social housing dwellings.

The $45 million in funding under round two of the CHGP will deliver at least a further 200 new homes for Tasmanian families in need.

If you are at risk of homelessness, please contact Housing Connect, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 800 588.

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