There is a need for more housing, particularly more housing that is affordable, throughout Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government has provided grant and funding opportunities for community housing providers, like Centacare Evolve Housing, to deliver new housing supply in many locations state-wide. We have been keen to respond to these opportunities.
Some of our larger building projects are located in areas of current or expected population growth, like Brighton in the state’s south, but we are also building at many smaller sites across the North, North West and on the East Coast. We work closely with state and local governments to match areas of housing need with available and suitable development sites.
Before we start any building development we get approval for design concepts from local councils in order to ensure we meet with expectations for their communities. Importantly, we also meet with community members to hear any concerns and answer their questions. We always want to work with communities so our houses, and the people who will live in them, are part of a positive community development process.
Together with our major partner CatholicCare Tasmania, we have built and are building in local government areas throughout the state, including: Brighton; Glenorchy; Clarence; Derwent Valley; Break O’Day; Dorset; Glamorgan Spring Bay; Exeter; Kentish; and Burnie. We look forward to ongoing partnerships in these and other regions as we continue to respond to the need for more affordable housing in Tasmania.