New builders appointed to State-wide social housing delivery panel

  • State-wide Builders Panel supports the delivery of new and refurbished residential dwellings for social housing across Western Australia
  • Additional 53 builders appointed to the State-wide Builders Panel
  • Panel supports registered builders of all sizes, including small and medium builders
  • Panel cuts red tape allowing pre-approved small and medium businesses to deliver social housing

A further 53 Western Australian builders have been added to the Cook Government’s State-wide Builders Panel to further accelerate social housing delivery in Western Australia.

The appointment of a further 53 builders to the Government’s State-wide panel follows a successful Expression of Interest (EOI) process, with a total of 145 builders now on the State-wide Builders Panel.

As part of an annual refresh for the State-wide Builders Panel, the Government sought Expressions of Interest from registered builders of all sizes, interested in and capable of delivering residential dwellings as part of its record $2.6 billion investment in housing and homelessness services in WA.

In late 2022, the Cook Labor Government established a panel of registered builders to further accelerate the State Government’s delivery of social housing, with the panel primarily supporting the delivery and refurbishment of social housing.

Refurbishment, construct-only and design-and-construct opportunities are available for those appointed to the panel, and builders were asked to nominate their capacity to deliver as part of the panel procurement process.

To encourage participation, particularly for smaller-scale and regional contractors, the process for qualifying for the panel was simplified.

Comments attributed to Housing Minister John Carey:

“As part of our Government’s reforms to bolster the supply of social housing throughout Western Australia we’ve expanded our successful State-wide Builders Panel.

“We’ve invited small, medium and large builders to join the State-Wide Builders Panel, which will help us support the pipeline of social homes as we focus on our target of 4,000 social homes.

“Appointment to the panel cuts red tape for small, medium and large builders, who are pre-approved to take on Government contracts and deliver social housing dwellings throughout WA.

“It’s brilliant to see another 53 small and medium Western Australian businesses – including mum and dad businesses – join the State-wide panel, which has more than 140 builders across WA now pre-approved to deliver and refurbish social housing in WA.

“This is all part of the Cook Government’s $2.6 billion investment in housing and homelessness services in WA, including the delivery of 4,000 social dwellings as well as refurbishments and maintenance work to many thousands more.”

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