KEY PROJECTS IN THE NORTH WEST
In 2015, the Tasmanian Government released the Affordable Housing Strategy to address the full spectrum of housing, from homelessness services, social and community housing, private rental as well as encouraging more Tasmanians into home ownership. This Action Plan outlines the delivery of new construction, services and support for the second phase of the Strategy.
New supply in the North West will result in at least 345 affordable lots and homes across the Strategy.
In addition to Eveline House in Devonport, a new Burnie Youth Foyer will be purpose-built to provide integrated learning and accommodation for young people, who are at risk of homelessness or exiting out-of-home care.
A new men’s shelter will be constructed. Residents will include single men or dads with kids who will be helped out of crisis accommodation into more stable living arrangements.
We will work with Youth Family and Community Connections to relocate their youth shelter to Burnie. This will increase capacity and improve how young residents are helped out of crisis to return to a safe home or more stable living arrangements and re-engage with education, training or employment.
OUR PRIORITIES AND TARGETS
Tasmania has the most integrated housing and homelessness system in Australia. Housing assistance ranges right across the entire housing spectrum, from homelessness services to home ownership assistance, and is aimed to match tailored solutions to a person’s individual needs.
In releasing the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019 – 2023 (Action Plan 2), the Government has set out the shape of its housing plan for the next four years. It focuses on constructing more affordable homes, releasing more land close to services and employment, and providing supported accommodation for targeted groups so that Tasmanians have better access to the housing and support they need.
Stage Two builds on the work of Stage One and brings our total investment for affordable housing to almost $200 million over eight years. Stage Two will provide an additional 1500 new affordable homes for Tasmanians, and assist around 2000 households, increasing the total number of new affordable homes to 2400, with around 3600 households assisted.