$100 million in new homes and jobs for Tasmanians

Roger Jaensch,Minister for Housing

The Tasmanian Government is delivering on our commitment to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in Tasmania, with an EOI process launched today to build up to 1000 new homes over the next three years.

This $100 million investment forms part of our construction blitz that will underpin $3.1 billion in construction value and support around 15,000 jobs, fuelling our building and construction sector and boosting the supply of social housing across the State.

There is no doubt that housing will play a key role in our economic and social recovery, and these homes will support jobs in our vital building and construction sector while delivering secure accommodation for Tasmanians.

The additional construction activity from our investment is expected to leverage around $200 million of building activity and will result in almost $600 million in economic benefits in Tasmania when we need it most.

The new homes will be delivered where Tasmanians need them while supporting local economies in their recovery from COVID-19.

It’s the latest initiative aimed at increasing the supply of social and affordable housing across Tasmania, including those under our Affordable Housing Action Plans, Commonwealth Debt Waiver and our extended emergency accommodation support and supply.

Along with our community housing providers, I encourage local governments and joint ventures between not-for-profits and builders to apply.

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