KEY PROJECTS IN THE NORTH
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 will result in at least 241 affordable lots and homes across the Strategy.
A new Youth at Risk Centre will be constructed in the North to provide short term accommodation for children and young people. This new facility will provide a safe and supportive environment for young people with access to a range of social and therapeutic services intended to help them stay connected to support networks and education.
We will work with Anglicare Tasmania to complete the expansion of Thyne House in Launceston to continue empowering young people to build better lives for themselves and achieve independence.
We will work with Magnolia House to expand their women’s shelter. This will increase support for women in the Launceston area to move out of crisis and into stable accommodation.
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.