Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Hon Colin Holt BSc MLC

Former Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

    Defence joins fight for more affordable housing

    1/07/2015 8:00 AM
    • Up to 55 new affordable homes to be delivered across Claremont and Innaloo
    • Providing a mix of affordable, social and Defence housing as well as full-market sales 

    An innovative partnership between the State Government and Defence Housing Australia (DHA) will deliver up to 55 new affordable homes on two vacant sites in Perth.


    Housing Minister Colin Holt said the Department of Housing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DHA for development of the sites in Claremont and Innaloo, close to transport and employment.


    "In line with the Affordable Housing Strategy 2020 and Directions 2031 and Beyond, the Government is actively seeking strategic partnerships to finance, develop and deliver quality and appropriate affordable housing solutions for West Australians," Mr Holt said.


    "This MOU is a prime example of such a partnership."


    The partnership means the State-Government-owned land, zoned for medium density residential development, will be used to provide a mix of affordable, social and Defence personnel housing as well as some full-market sales.


    DHA managing director Peter Howman described the MOU as a great opportunity for both the State Government and DHA to advance their objectives.


    "The Government has suitable land and DHA needs housing close to its bases," Mr Howman said.


    He said the DHA would work in partnership with the Government to determine the best design for the two vacant sites and seek planning approvals.


    Fact File

    • The Government's Affordable Housing Strategy has delivered more than 19,000 opportunities to date against a target of 20,000 by 2020
    • Through the 2015-16 State Budget, the Government will invest $560 million to deliver an additional 1,500 housing opportunities, including 1,000 social housing dwellings during 2015-16 and 2016-17 

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