The ACT Government has reached a major milestone in the Public Housing Renewal Program. A total of 1000 public housing dwellings have been completed with keys to 12 apartments and 18 townhouses being handed over today in Monash.
The ACT Government is replacing 1,288 of the territory’s oldest and most concentrated public housing dwellings from multi-unit complexes along Northbourne Avenue and other areas of Canberra. This renewal will see modern, energy efficient homes that suit contemporary lifestyle needs—as well as achieving a good social mix.
The program is making a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community. Delivering these latest 30 new homes further strengthens the ACT Government’s commitment to urban renewal and improving social outcomes for public housing tenants in Canberra.
It’s wonderful to have organisations such as the C3 Church and Woden Community Service welcoming and supporting new tenants as they move to their new communities.
The 1,288 dwellings represents approximately 10 per cent of Canberra’s public housing portfolio with the program on track to deliver the remaining properties by mid-2019. The remaining dwellings are nearing completion across Gungahlin, Mawson, Wright, Holder, Taylor and Chapman.
The ACT Government has made a significant commitment of $100 million that is anticipated to provide 200 new dwellings over five years and enable the renewal of a further 1,000 dwellings.
The program has also been recognised for its innovation in delivering quality adaptable homes – having won the Social Infrastructure category at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Awards for Excellence in 2018.
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