Tuart housing plan ‘affordable’ not ‘social’

The State Government last week opened up its expression of interest campaign for any developers keen to deliver an affordable land and housing project on the 56ha site.

Mr Brennan said it was important the community understood the development would not be a social housing precinct and the project was a positive step for the city.

“Let’s be very clear about it, affordable housing is very different to social housing,” Mr Brennan said.

“Social housing is where the State Government provides housing for people who are low socioeconomic.

“Affordable housing is a level of housing where people who have an income … but may not have the money for a deposit.”

He said he believed the development would run a different course to the State Government’s aspirations to disperse social housing in the region, rather than have concentrated areas.

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