Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

22 February 2021

Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing

Specialist supported housing for older Tasmanians

A 25-unit social housing complex has officially opened in Hobart today as part of the Tasmanian Government’s plan to deliver more homes for Tasmanians in need.

The $11.7 million inner-city development will provide accessible, adaptable and energy efficient homes for older, at-risk Tasmanians from the Housing Register.

Specialist aged-care housing provider Wintringham have been secured to run the complex, and will work with Housing Connect to allocate and welcome occupants from next month.

Housing Connect is Tasmania’s front door to services assisting people experiencing housing crisis or homelessness and can be accessed by calling 1800 800 588.

The Goulburn Street units are further proof that the Tasmanian Government is delivering on its commitments to increase the supply of housing in Tasmania.

We are investing a record $300 million to deliver more homes and homelessness initiatives than ever before as we continue to rebuild a stronger Tasmania.

These initiatives combined will see more than 1500 new homes delivered for social housing over the next three years, including 444 due in the next 12 months.

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