Gary Gray: $590 Million For More Than 2,000 New Homes For Western Australians

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Media Statement



PARLIAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA ACT 2600

Telephone: 02 6277 4870  Facsimile: 02 6277 8557

09/11/09










$590 million for more than 2,000 new homes for Western Australians 


Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia, the Hon. Gary Gray AO MP is

encouraging local builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other

tradespeople to consider being part of the Australian Government’s historic 

$590 million investment in social housing for WA. 


To support jobs and invest in the long term future of the Australian economy and the

Australian community, the Rudd Government will fund the construction of over 2,000

new homes in WA.


The Government will deliver this massive work in stages, with most of the work to be

tendered out via the State Government. Most of the homes need to be finished by

December 2010.


“This is a huge opportunity for WA tradies to be a part of this nation building

exercise, which will build homes for Australians who are homeless or on low incomes

struggling in the private rental market” said Mr Gray. 


“The Australian Government is investing $6.4 billion over the next few years in social

housing, a key element of the Government’s $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs

Plan.”


“The bulk of the spending - $5.3 billion - will be for new construction projects

identified by State and Territory Governments through a competitive process.  This

will include building projects already underway but undersold, or high quality private

sector developments that have stalled for lack of finance.”  


Local builders are asked to contact their peak body such as Property Council of

Australia, Master Builders of Australia or the Housing Industry Association, for more

information about the spending package.


Inquiries can also be made to my office, by calling (08) 9527 9377.





Media contact: Astrid Serventy 0407 383 117






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