New Partnership To Drive More Homes For Tasmanians

Julie Collins, Federal Minister for Housing

The Albanese Labor Government's Social Housing Accelerator will help to transform the lives of more Tasmanians with a new development to deliver 15 homes in Hobart.

The $9.2 million project includes more than $7 million in funding from the Albanese Labor Government's Social Housing Accelerator and will be delivered by Homes Tasmania.

The project has been approved by the Glenorchy City Council with construction set to begin in the coming months following demolition work at the site in Berriedale.

The homes are expected to be complete by 2026.

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 Berriedale.

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

These commitments are part of the Albanese Labor Government's broad and ambitious housing reform agenda which includes more than $25 billion in new investments over the next decade.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Julie Collins MP:

"This exciting new development in Berriedale underscores our Government's commitment to ensure more Tasmanians have a safe and affordable place to call home.

"Through our historic new investments in housing, including the $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator and the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund, we will be building more homes like these in Tasmania and right across the country.

"Our broad and ambitious housing reform agenda is working across the board – with more help for homebuyers, more help for renters and more help for Australians needing a safe place for the night."

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

"As the Tasmanian Liberal Government continues to work hard to bring more housing supply online, these 15 homes in Berriedale will be a boost to Tasmania's housing and are a terrific example of the sort of medium density infill development we want to see more of.

"This collaboration with the Commonwealth is welcome, and we will continue to work closely with our Federal counterparts to ensure that Tasmanians have more opportunities to access the housing they deserve."

Quotes attributable to Senator for Tasmania, Carol Brown:

"Programs such as the Social Housing Accelerator will get homes built swiftly, putting roofs over the heads of Tasmanian families faster.

"The Albanese Government's broad housing agenda will increase housing supply across Australia, and crucially right here in Tasmania."

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