Plans to build 60 new public housing dwellings

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SIXTY new public housing dwellings will be built as part of an expansion to an ACT government public housing investment. 

As part of the extension, the ACT government will allocate $32 million in land and extend the Growing and Renewing Public Housing program for a sixth year by investing a further $20 million for the construction of the 60 dwellings.

The government has allocated an additional $8.9 million over two years for general property and energy efficiency upgrades in public housing.

Chief Minister Andrew Barr says this funding will see new reverse cycle heating and cooling, highly efficient electric hot water systems and new stoves installed for about 1300 homes. At least 250 properties will receive upgrades to their kitchens, bathrooms or laundries, as well as roof replacements to some standalone dwellings.

Four of Housing ACT’s multi-unit complexes will also be upgraded with external painting at two complexes, replacement balconies at another and major roof upgrades at a fourth.

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