New Partnership To Deliver More Homes For Tasmanians

Australian Treasury

The Albanese Labor Government's Social Housing Accelerator will help to transform the lives of more Tasmanians with a new partnership set to deliver 23 new homes in Chigwell.

The $15 million project includes $12 million in funding from the Albanese Labor Government's Social Housing Accelerator, and will be delivered by Homes Tasmania.

The Social Housing Accelerator is one part of the Federal Government's $32 billion Homes for Australia plan.

The project has been approved by the Glenorchy City Council with construction set to begin at the site in Chigwell early next year.

The Albanese Labor Government has already delivered $50 million to Tasmania through the Social Housing Accelerator.

This will help to build more than 110 new social homes across the state, including the homes in Chigwell.

This is another example of the Albanese Labor Government working with the Tasmanian Government to build more homes for Tasmanians who need them.

This includes a minimum of 1,200 homes for Tasmania through Housing Australia.

Applications closed earlier this year for the first round of funding for social and affordable homes under the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund and the National Housing Accord.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Julie Collins MP:

"This new development in Chigwell is another great example of our Government's $32 billion Homes for Australia plan helping to build more homes in Tasmania.

"Through our additional investments in housing, including the $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator which will deliver more than 110 new social homes across the state and the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund, we will be building even more homes like these.

"Since the election, we have provided more than $145 million to Tasmania to help build more homes right across the state, and support the delivery of homelessness services.

"We will keep delivering so more Tasmanians have a safe and affordable place to call home."

Quotes attributable to Tasmanian Minister for Housing and Planning, Felix Ellis MP:

"23 new social and affordable homes is just one step closer to our target of 10,000 social and affordable homes by 2032.

"But it's more than numbers. Each home means lives transformed. The safety of four walls. A secure place for a family. The opportunity to grow.

"Utilising the Social Housing Accelerator Program will allow us to deliver seven projects, totalling more than 110 new homes across the state for those in need."

Quotes attributable to Senator for Tasmania, Carol Brown:

"The Albanese Labor Government is working hard to deliver more affordable homes for Tasmanians.

"After a decade of neglect by the former Liberal government, Labor is getting on with the job with strong investment in social and affordable housing, boosting support for struggling Tasmanians and putting Australia back on track in addressing the housing shortage.

"Today's announcement is a strong, positive step in the right direction."

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