Tenders open for important housing projects

Roger Jaensch,Minister for Housing

Tenders for the construction of two important housing projects have been advertised this weekend

Our Wirksworth development is a key Government initiative in Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023.

The Wirksworth facility will be the first of its kind for Tasmania, providing affordable high-quality care and accommodation to elderly Tasmanians who are financially disadvantaged, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

This facility will include residential care beds with independent living units, and the facility will have capacity for up to 50 residents.

The construction of this facility is expected to create 50 full-time construction jobs and provide total economic activity of $30 million, as well as create approximately 31 full time jobs over the long term for aged care staff.

Tenders will be called for the construction of a 25-unit social housing complex on an inner-city site at 23 – 25 Goulburn Street, Hobart.

The Goulburn Street Residential Development is a key project for the Tasmanian Government to increase the supply of social housing, as listed in Action 3.4 of Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019 – 2023.

The project is estimated at a value of $9 million, and this project will generate local employment in the South and Greater Hobart regions of the state.

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