Stimulus boosts housing and economy

The NSW Government’s Social Housing Maintenance Stimulus Program is delivering multiple social and economic benefits for the region.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said local trades, tenants and businesses are gaining direct support due to the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s prudent roll-out of the $47 million Program, announced in the NSW Government’s $2.3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package.

“This timely investment has seen more than $115,000 committed towards spending on important maintenance works and upgrades on social housing properties in our local area,” he said.

“These benefits include painting, fencing and a vacant upgrade to improve the standard of social housing properties in our region.

“Local businesses and trades are directly and indirectly engaged in doing this work which has given our local economy a critical boost while improving social housing, to support local tenants and communities.”

A similar stimulus works 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.

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