TAFE students help build homes for Dubbo

TAFE students from Dubbo will gain invaluable on-the-job training under a new NSW Government social housing project to provide homes for more than 20 people in need.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said local students will be part of the team building and delivering the $7.4 million project, as part of the NSW Government’s $80 million Apprenticeship Program.

“Projects like this are a win-win for the community because they not only provide homes for people in need, but they provide vital on-the-job experience for the next generation of builders and construction workers,” Mr Toole said.

“The NSW Government’s record investment in skills is allowing more people to get the skills they need for the jobs they want.

“This will future-proof regional communities like Dubbo by training up local students to be job-ready and strengthen the construction workforce.”

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the two-storey development on Myall Street will offer eight one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom social housing units as well as two adaptable units for people with a disability.

“This project will not only help those who need it most in our community but it offers TAFE students on-the-job experience, which will strengthen our local workforce,” Mr Saunders said.

“Myall Street is one of four social housing projects completed or currently being built in Dubbo. Last year two projects were completed on Jubiliee Street and Short Street, and a dual occupancy project on Ronald Street will be ready later this year.”

This project is being delivered by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation in partnership with TAFE NSW. Construction on the Myall Street development is expected to be completed by late 2024.

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