Labor ignoring facts on housing again

Mark Shelton,Acting Minister for Housing

Labor simply has no credibility when it comes to housing and are yet again choosing to ignore the facts.

Since coming to office, the Tasmanian Liberal Government has reduced the housing maintenance backlog by over $32 million.

The 2020-21 Budget also includes the continuation of the $11.3 million public building maintenance fund to upgrade public housing, and a further $15 million for public housing heating and energy efficiency initiatives which will ease the cost of living pressures for public housing tenants.

If any tenants do have questions or concerns around their property, I encourage them to contact Housing Tasmania on 1300 665 663 so their situation can be assessed as soon as possible.

It’s little wonder Labor would ignore these facts after leaving Tasmania with a massive housing maintenance backlog after the 2014 election.

The Budget also locks in more than $300 million to deliver new housing initiatives to help our most vulnerable Tasmanians, including $100 million to build up to 1000 new homes over three years, with an EOI currently underway.

This is on top of the more 600 new social houses, or homeless and supported accommodation places that are currently contracted or have commenced.

We won’t be distracted by the whingeing and complaining from a Labor party that has no plan for jobs and no plans to help our most vulnerable.

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