Media Release by The Hon Tanya Pibersek MP

Social housing sector boosted with 42 new properties in inner North Canberra

Joint Media Release with:

  • Joint Statements: Hon Joy Burch MLA, ACT Minister for Housing

Tanya Plibersek and ACT Minister for Housing, Joy Burch today announced work has begun on an $11.65 million housing development in Henty Street, Braddon.

The project will feature 42 one and two bedroom apartments, and is part of the Federal Government’s Nation Building Program and the ACT Government’s commitment to deliver housing for lower income earners.

“It is important that we have affordable housing in the heart of our cities, close to services like schools, universities, shops and public transport,” said Ms Plibersek.

Funding for 20 of the properties at this site will be funded by the Australian Government under the Social Housing initiative, at a cost of $5 million.

“This funding will contribute to the Government’s plan to halve homelessness in Australia by 2020,” said Ms Plibersek.

The ACT Government is investing $6.65 million towards the development to improve social and affordable housing near the Capital’s city centre.

“Construction of these properties will extend the range and type of housing available for lower income Canberrans,” said Ms Burch.

“The units will allow current tenants who wish to move out of larger properties to make them available to families,” Ms Burch added.

The ACT Government will transfer ten of the units for management by Community Housing Canberra Affordable Housing. The remainder of the units will be managed by Housing ACT.