- Six building companies appointed to State-wide modular build panel
- Two of the companies have operations in regional WA
- The establishment of the panel will assist with the delivery of the Modular Build Program
- The Modular Build Program will deliver 150 new social homes in regional WA
Housing Minister John Carey today announced the establishment of a State-wide modular build panel, to assist with the delivery of the Government's Modular Build Program.
Six Western Australian building companies have been appointed to the panel to design and construct modular residential housing throughout the State, including homes in regional areas. The successful companies are:
- Evoke Living Homes - Northam;
- Fleetwood Building Solutions - High Wycombe;
- Fox Modular - Gnangara;
- Modular WA - Wangara;
- Murray River North - Pinjarra and Maddington; and
- Quality Builders - Forrestfield.
The six companies were awarded entry to the panel following an evaluation process which assessed their capacity to deliver modular housing, particularly for regional WA.
The establishment of the panel will help to further reduce delivery timeframes, with all the participating companies pre-approved to deliver modular housing projects.
The State Government is currently engaging a number of other companies, including small and medium size builders, which could see the panel expand further in the future.
The Modular Build Program was established by the Housing Minister late last year, and is one of a number of initiatives put in place to speed up delivery times for new social housing.
To date, contracts have been awarded for 36 new homes in the Modular Build Program, all for regional WA. The first homes are expected to be delivered in the coming weeks.
Comments attributed to Housing Minister John Carey:
"We face a heated construction market in Western Australia, which is why I have been implementing significant reforms to social housing delivery, including major investments in modular homes.
"We expect the establishment of the modular build panel will reduce delivery timeframes by a further four to six weeks, as we're engaging companies that have been through a rigorous assessment process, and been pre-approved to deliver modular housing projects.
"The panel may also be expanded in the future, further bolstering the capacity to deliver modular social housing in Western Australia.
"To date we have contracted 36 new homes through the Modular Build Program, all designated for locations in regional WA, with the first homes expected to be delivered to site within weeks.
"The McGowan Government is investing $2.1 billion into social housing, which includes the record investment of $875 million as part of the 2021-22 State Budget. This is the single largest, one-off investment into social housing in the State's history.
"Through this investment, we will deliver up to 3,300 new social housing dwellings and carry out refurbishment and maintenance work to many thousands more. The maintenance and refurbishment program will be critical to ensuring these homes remain part of our State's social housing stock for many years to come."
Minister's office - 6552 5300