$69 million housing repairs and maintenance program announced

News Date: 09 Mar 2018

Category: Buildings

Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy has announced a $69 million housing repairs and maintenance program to boost the construction industry, create local jobs and improve living standards across the Territory.

The funding is part of the Territory Labor Government’s record $1.7 billion spend this financial year on infrastructure.

“We are doing everything we can to create and retain jobs for Territorians,” Mr McCarthy said.

“We know times are tough for many local businesses and that’s why these investments are vital.

“Starting immediately, this stimulus package will deliver $69million in major and minor works across the Territory supporting hundreds of local jobs.

“A major component of this package will see a large amount of repairs and maintenance work carried out on public housing across the Territory.

“From construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, fencing, security installations, pest control – many businesses and trades will benefit.

“We currently have 260 businesses registered to receive work and we continue to encourage more tradies and small businesses to apply.”

This package will provide much needed revitalisation and restoration to public housing.

“The Territory has an aging public housing stock with critical need,” Mr.McCarthy said.

“This package will see a lot of those repairs fast tracked, getting vacant stock ready for tenancy.”


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