Housing Choices Tasmania has just completed work on a 15-unit development in East Devonport that includes 10 social housing homes and five disability accommodation units.
“These homes, together with hundreds more being built or acquired through Homes Tasmania, will go a long way to easing the pressure on Housing Register applicants who are seeking a home in the North-West,” Housing Minister Guy Barnett said.
“These social housing units in East Devonport are an equal mix of two and three bedrooms and will provide quality homes for 10 families.
“Importantly, these units have all been built to the silver level of the Liveable Housing Design Guidelines, which ensures future flexibility and adaptability to allow the residents to remain in place longer term.
“The five disability units have been designed to meet the NDIS Supported Disability Accommodation Design Standard, which means those residents will be able to receive the level of care and support they need and deserve,” Minister Barnett said..
The Rockliff Liberal Government provided $1.35million towards the $6million overall construction costs for the units, which has resulted in an injection of more than $17million into the local economy.
The Devonport City Council originally gifted the land to disability service provider Possability, which designed the supported accommodation units and worked with Housing Choices Tasmania to deliver this important development.
“This site is a great example of how all levels of government and the community service sector can work together to deliver an amazing result for our vulnerable residents,” Minister Barnett said.