Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today welcomed tenants into 24 newly completed social housing properties in Wentworth Street, Greenacre – a project that provided work for 73 tradesmen and 13 apprentices during construction.
Mr Clare was joined by State Member for Bankstown, Tony Stewart MP at a BBQ hosted by Bridge Housing, to bring new tenants together and officially welcome them to our community.
Mr Clare says the project is among the first to be completed under the social housing component of the Rudd Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.
“This is a terrific example of why the economic stimulus package is so important. This project has generated a lot of construction work to keep local tradies and apprentices in their jobs. It is also providing homes for people who need a helping hand,” said Mr Clare.
Half of the homes have been allocated to people over the age of 55 (or who have a disability). The remainder are for people on low to moderate incomes.
The Blaxland electorate received over $20 million under the Economic Stimulus Plan for social housing, including nearly $17 million for new housing, and $4 million for repairs and maintenance to existing homes.
“Wentworth Street is just the start. More homes are being built and repaired, which means more work for builders, tradesmen and apprentices,” said Mr Clare.
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