West Coast Council is pleased to be partnering with CentaCare Evolve Housing, to deliver new social housing on the West Coast, with funding from the State Government. The West Coast, despite having some of the lower house prices in Tasmania is also an area of housing stress. Many in our community, particularly in more vulnerable sections, such as the aged, can struggle to access affordable and suitable homes. We are excited by this partnership which will see 9 new social housing dwellings built in Zeehan. It will assist us in delivering on our Livable Communities (Aged Care) Strategy which called for the building of more homes that are suitable for our aging population.
CentaCare have a track record of delivering high quality housing that is designed to support groups such as the aged, and we look forward to seeing these houses constructed in our region.
Acting Mayor Shane Pitt said, “It is pleasing to see that after significant work, Council is supporting housing on the West Coast and that planning, and construction is commencing”.
CentaCare Evolve Chief Executive Officer, Ben Wilson also shared Mayor Pitt’s views “Centacare Evolve Housing is committed to increasing the supply of social housing throughout regional Tasmania. The West Coast in particular, has a demonstrable need, and we welcome the opportunity to increase supply to the area and we commend Council for their proactivity in addressing this need.”
This project is supported by $1,215,000 funding from the Tasmanian Government, along with an additional 2 dwellings on Director of Housing Land in Queenstown. This combined with a significant capital investment by Centacare Evolve Housing of $1,530,000 sees an overall investment of $2,745,000 and 11 new homes in the West Coast Region by December 2022.
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