State Government to develop $9m unit complex in Goulburn St to tackle Hobart’s rent crisis

A $9 MILLION State Government development in Goulburn St will create 25 residential units in a joint push with the Hobart City Council to develop solutions to the city’s rental crisis.

As the Tenants’ Union of Tasmania called on the Government to introduce mandatory inclusionary zoning for housing developments on public land, Housing Minister Jacquie Petrusma said the state had bought land in the mid-city location to create more affordable housing.

Ms Petrusma said the transformation of 23-25 Goulburn St from a carpark was part of the Government’s Affordable Housing Action Plan.

“Recently, we’ve worked with the Hobart City Council to purchase land in Goulburn St, which will be transformed into more housing for Tasmanians in need,” she said.

Local architects Cumulus Studio will develop a concept design for the site, which will feature a mixture of 25 one- and two-bedroom units and car parking for residents.

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