Albanese Government funds more than $8 million for social housing boost in Perth’s southern suburbs

Australian Treasury

In a new partnership, the Albanese Labor Government and the Cook Labor Government are delivering 16 new social housing dwellings in Perth’s southern suburb of Coolbellup.

The 16 new dwellings, about 15 km south of the Perth CBD, will deliver new homes for seniors on the public housing waitlist, providing an immediate boost to Western Australia’s social housing stock.

The $8.39 million commitment is funded through the Albanese Labor Government’s Social Housing Accelerator.

The Federal Government has already delivered more than $209 million to Western Australia through the Social Housing Accelerator.

Across the state, the Albanese Labor Government is working to ensure more Western Australians have a safe and affordable place to call home.

In January applications opened for the first round of funding for social and affordable homes under the $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund and the National Housing Accord.

As part of the Cook Government’s Call for Submissions (CFS) for Social Housing, a procurement initiative introduced by the Cook Labor Government, developer Infill Property Group approached the Department of Communities presenting the opportunity to deliver these dwellings for social housing.

The CFS for Social Housing invites submissions from the housing sector to deliver social housing in Perth or regional WA, with a priority on the delivery of apartment or grouped dwelling developments.

Quotes attributed to Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness Minister, Julie Collins MP:

“This new project is a great example of our commitment to work with the Cook Government to ensure more Western Australians have a safe and affordable place to call home.

“Across the country, the $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator is delivering around 4,000 homes, and it’s just one way we’re supporting Australians facing housing challenges.

“Our 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 attributed to WA Housing and Homelessness Minister, John Carey:

“I want to acknowledge the Federal Government’s $209 million injection in Western Australia, which includes this $8.39 million for 16 new social housing dwellings to be added to the State’s social housing stock in our southern suburbs.

“The Cook Government is investing a record $2.6 billion in housing and homelessness measures, which includes the delivery of around 4,000 social homes throughout WA and this is further complemented by the Albanese Government’s Social Housing Accelerator.

“Our Government’s Call for Submissions from builders and developers of all sizes is another reform to bolster the supply of housing and has added 16 more social homes to provide housing for the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Quotes attributed to Federal Member for Fremantle, Josh Wilson MP:

“Delivering safe and affordable homes has always been a priority for Labor governments.

“This new investment will give seniors a secure place to live in the welcoming community of Coolbellup and serves as another illustration of the Cook and Albanese Governments’ partnership to deliver for Western Australians.”

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