Cloud hangs over Liberals’ pledge to build 444 new homes this financial year

THE State Government says it is on track to reach an ambitious public housing construction goal — although up-to-date figures are not available.

Labor says they are no chance of meeting a target of building 444 new homes by July 30.

Housing Minister Roger Jaensch set the goal at Budget Estimates hearings in July last year, saying 153 homes had already been built.

The latest update in December last year said a total of 236 new social dwellings had been constructed — suggesting the construction of 83 homes in the preceding six months.

It leaves Mr Jaensch with six months to deliver 208 homes.

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