Social housing properties on the Central Coast are set for a major spruce up, thanks to almost $4M in funding through the State Government’s Social Housing Maintenance Stimulus Program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said local businesses, tradies and social housing tenants are benefitting from the stimulus spending.
“As part of the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s $47M program, social housing properties on the Central Coast are undergoing a makeover,” Crouch said.
“This work includes internal and external painting, roof, fence and driveway replacements, concreting, cladding, and sewer and storm water line replacements.
“Local businesses and tradies are directly and indirectly engaged in this work which has given the Central Coast economy a big boost at this difficult time.
“COVID-19 posed a significant health risk to our community but it now also poses an economic risk.
“The NSW Government is pulling every economic lever available to keep people in jobs and create new job opportunities.”
Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey, said the $47M stimulus had supported over 500 jobs in mostly building and construction trades, while making much needed capital upgrades to social housing properties in regional and metropolitan communities.
“This unprecedented crisis calls for different thinking and innovative approaches and that’s exactly what we’re doing with this stimulus maintenance program,” Pavey said.
A similar stimulus program costing $13.5M is being undertaken through the Aboriginal Housing Office with a focus on improving living conditions and reducing cost of living pressures for Aboriginal tenants in regional and remote NSW.
Media release, Jul 2
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch