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State Government injects $150 million into affordable housing

The State Government will invest $150 million into affordable housing across the state.

The funding package aims to get more people off the streets and into affordable homes and will be split three ways.

The first will see more than 300 new public housing units built for the state’s most vulnerable, $6 million will be spent on refurbishing a number of existing public housing properties and around 200 houses will be built in conjunction with the state’s Keystart scheme, which will be extended by an extra six months.

The exact locations of the new properties are yet to be determined but it’s likely they’ll be situated near public transport hubs.

Housing Minister Peter Tinley told Gareth Parker construction will start next year and will create around a thousand jobs.

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