Australian and Tasmanian Governments delivering more homes across North West Tassie

Felix Ellis, Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins Minister for Housing and Planning

The Albanese Labor Government and Tasmanian Liberal Government are delivering more homes for Tasmanians who need them with 48 new houses nearing completion in West Ulverstone.

This project has been supported by the Albanese Labor Government’s Housing Australia with close to $9 million in funding.

The homes will be managed by Housing Choices Tasmania and are being supported by the Tasmanian Government.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is investing $8.9 million towards the development of these new units.

The new homes are expected to be completed later this year, giving more Tasmanians a safe and affordable place to call home.

Through the Homes for Australiaplan the Albanese Labor Government has committed to $32 billion in new housing initiatives.

We need to build more homes, more quickly, in all parts of Australia.

Which is why the Albanese Government has an ambitious goal of building 1.2 million homes by the end of the decade.

We know this is a challenge, but it’s a challenge we have to meet.

We’re working across Government, and with states and territories, like Tasmania, to help meet this target.

This will help to deliver more homes for home buyers, more homes for renters and more homes for Australians who need them.

The Albanese Labor Government has already provided $50 million in funding from the $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator, which will deliver more than 130 new social homes across the state.

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.

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

“This project is a great example of the Albanese Labor Government’s commitment to ensure more Tasmanians have a safe and affordable place to call home.

Right across North West Tasmania, our Government is delivering more homes for Tasmanians who need them.

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 attributable to Felix Ellis, Tasmanian Minister for Housing and Planning

“Ensuring North West Coasters have a roof over their head is a key priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government.

“This project at Ulverstone is just one example of our Government delivering on our target of 10,000 additional social and affordable homes by 2032.

“Under our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, we are also expanding our Private Rental Incentive Scheme by 200 homes and incentivising medium-density housing projects through our Homes Faster! Partnership.

Quotes attributable to Simon Behrakis, Tasmanian Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Planning

“The Tasmanian Liberal Government was proud to provide an investment of $8.9 million to this fantastic project, while contributing land at 12 and 27 Breheny Place for the construction.

“We will continue to pull out all the stops to ensure all Tasmanians have somewhere to live that is safe and secure.”

Quotes attributable to Senator for Tasmania, Anne Urquhart:

“A safe and affordable place to call home is something we all aspire to and these homes will provide that for more people in the northwest community.

These 48 new homes in West Ulverstone are a fantastic outcome for the Braddon community.”

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