Hendy Cowan

Hendy Cowan


    New housing for seniors in Cunderdin

    10/11/2000 11:42 AM

    Regional Development Minister Hendy Cowan today congratulated the Cunderdin Shire Council and the local community for their contribution towards new seniors’ housing being provided in the town.

    Mr Cowan was opening Torquater Court, a group of six two-bedroom units, built by the Ministry of Housing in a joint venture with the Cunderdin Shire Council and the Cunderdin Meckering Cottages Inc.

    The Cunderdin Meckering Cottages, a community-based group, contributed $60,000 towards the construction of the housing, as well as reverse-cycle airconditioning, vertical blinds and paving.

    The Cunderdin Shire Council contributed a further $16,000 for power connections and $2,000 for landscaping.

    The Ministry of Housing bore the remaining portion of the $530,000 construction costs.

    “When the community and local authorities contribute like this, they help to stretch the housing dollar further, often making the difference when it comes to adding an extra house or two,” Mr Cowan said.

    “This Government wants to ensure that our seniors can continue to live independently for as long as they wish and has taken on board safer-style housing, which can equally be adapted for seniors or people with disabilities.

    “It is all part of our commitment to building stronger communities in WA.”

    Media contacts:

    Peter Jackson (Minister’s office) 9222-9595
    Janet Wainwright (Ministry of Housing) 9222 4500