Government announces affordable housing talks for Northern Tasmania

The government will hold three regional roundtable discussions as they move into the second stage of their affordable housing plan.

Housing Minister Roger Jaensch announced the meetings on Friday morning with Peter White, deputy secretary of Housing, Disability and Community Services.

The discussions will be held with key state-wide stakeholders in Hobart, Launceston, and Devonport.

About 100 participants from within the community sector, local government, and the building and construction industries will be involved.

The discussions come four years into the government’s ten year Affordable Housing Action Plan.

Stage two of the plan is slated to provide an additional 1500 affordable homes, and assistance to around 2000 households.

The total government investment in stage two is expected to be $125 million, taking the total investment to $200 million over eight years.

Though stage one of that plan was on track to supply 941 new affordable lots and homes, Mr Jaensch said the government was still very much in their consultation process.

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Source: Examiner