Tasmania Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch
Tenders Open For 2 Important Housing Projects
Victor P Taffa
Tenders for the construction of 2 important housing projects have been advertised, Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch said.
“Our Wirksworth development is a key Government initiative in Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023.” Minister Jaensch said.
Wirksworth facility will be the first of its kind for Tasmania, providing affordable high-quality care and accommodation to elderly Tasmanians who are financially disadvantaged, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
This facility will include residential care beds with independent living units, and the facility will have capacity for up to 50 residents.
Construction of this facility is expected to create 50 full-time construction jobs and provide total economic activity of $30 Million, as well as create approximately 31 full time jobs over the long term for aged care staff.
Tenders will be called for the construction of a 25-unit social housing complex on an inner-city site at 23 – 25 Goulburn Street, Hobart.
Goulburn Street Residential Development
Goulburn Street Residential Development is a key project for the Tasmanian Government to increase the supply of social housing, as listed in Action 3.4 of Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019 – 2023.
“Project is estimated at a value of $9 Million, and this project will generate local employment in the South and Greater Hobart regions of the state.” Minister Jaensch said.