KEY PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH
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 South will result in at least 1082 affordable lots and homes across the Strategy.
A new Hobart Youth Foyer will be constructed to provide integrated learning and accommodation for young people, who are at risk of homelessness or exiting out-of-home care. This new facility is in addition to Trinity Hill Youth Foyer in North Hobart.
In partnership with CatholicCare, more homeless accommodation for women will be constructed in the South. We will also work with Hobart City Mission to construct new homeless accommodation for older men. These residents will be supported out of crisis into safe and secure homes.
Construction of the new Wirksworth Integrated Aged Care Facility to provide much needed safe, affordable accommodation for around 50 elderly Tasmanians who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
We will work with Bethlehem House to relocate and expand their men’s shelter in the Hobart area, increasing capacity and improving service delivery.
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.