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Housing and Community

Now more than ever it is vital that we secure Tasmania’s future. That we invest in a comprehensive Tasmanian Housing Strategy, and take immediate action to meet increased demand for social and affordable housing. The 2021-22 Tasmanian Budget delivers a record $615 million into social and affordable housing, and homelessness initiatives, and a strategy to provide sustainable housing market outcomes across to ensure access to appropriate housing for all Tasmanians.


  • $315M into social and affordable housing and homelessness across the state, bringing total investment to over $615M, building a total of 3,500 new social houses by 2027
  • Record investment of $300M through Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 1 and 2^
  • Around 5,000 Tasmanian households experiencing housing stress or homelessness will be assisted through the Affordable Housing Action Plans and the Community Housing Growth Program by 30 June 2023, including around 2,350 new social housing dwellings
  • $58.4M to be invested under the CSHA Debt Waiver into a program of works through to June 2023. Including $53.6M to support 300 new social housing dwellings
  • Funding of $24.4M in 2021-22 under the CSHA Debt Waiver Agreement is provided to support the construction of 15 new Transitional Youth Units in Burnie, development of 21 social housing units at Hopkins Street, Moonah and the completion of 188 social housing units in areas of high needs across Tasmania
  • $42.15M to commence the immediate redevelopment of the Hobart Showgrounds, including a range of social and affordable rental dwellings#
  • $32.5M for Housing Tasmania’s capital program
  • $6M towards the two new $20M supported accommodation facilities for older Tasmanians in the North and North West of the State^
  • $15.3M for innovative new youth housing and homelessness initiatives, including an Under-16 Lighthouse Project, modular youth housing for 16 to 24 year olds, and a Dispersed Youth model#
  • $12M for energy efficiency measures
  • $10M towards a ‘Headworks Holiday’ for new residential subdivisions to unlock new land supply
  • Increase in the First Home Owners Grant from $20,000 to $30,000 for eligible transactions from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022
  • Increasing the property value threshold for our 50 per cent stamp duty concession for First Home Buyers and Pensioners Downsizing
  • Increase housing supply with a $2.5M new secondary dwelling incentive program


  • More than $29M towards Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022^
  • More than $12M towards community, local government and sporting organisations statewide to improve facilities and capacity to service community needs
  • $10M in 2021-22 towards the Improving the Playing Field grants program assist sporting clubs with upgrades to change rooms, toilets and shower facilities, lighting, security, fencing, parking, scoreboards, drainage and other works#
  • $10M Solar Power Sports Club no-interest loan scheme for solar system installation including hotel water and/ or batteries, to help sporting clubs save money on their energy bills*
  • $8.8M towards legal assistance sector support*
  • $8M to support GP After Hours Services to allow more Tasmanians to access care closer to home after hours while also reducing hospital demand#
  • $4.5M to trial three Community Health and Wellbeing Networks to deliver community-led health and wellbeing services based on the needs of locals^
  • Double the value of our successful Ticket to Play Voucher Program, providing $200 in vouchers to help eligible children become involved in sports and activities by investing an additional $3M#
  • $3M towards Emergency Food Relief and Food Security to help the most vulnerable, including the delivery of Tasmania’s first Food Security Strategy#
  • Funding of over $2.7M to continue the increased level of peak body funding for six community peak organisations: Volunteering Tasmania; Youth Network of Tasmania; Council of the Ageing; Carers Tasmania; Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association; and Multicultural Council of Tasmania#
  • $2.3M to boost community mental health services to address increase in demand^
  • $300,000 to Volunteering Tasmania over three years to build a Youth Volunteer Army, with the establishment of a trial program#
  • Investing an additional $5.7 million into our Neighbourhood House Network and community facilities

* Over four years # Over three years ^Over two years