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28 Bowick Street, Wynyard which has capacity for 36 lots.

Hales Street, Wynyard which has capacity for 31 lots.

Kentish Drive, Shorewell Park which has capacity for 49 lots.

Homes Tasmania is increasing social and affordable housing.

Preparing residential subdivisions ensures a supply of new social and affordable housing for Tasmanians on low to moderate incomes.

North West-coasters can make their dream of home ownership a reality with around 90 per cent of new lots to be available for affordable home purchase with MyHome shared equity program.

Social Housing: is housing provided by the government (public housing) and non-government organisations (community housing) with below-market rent prices.

Affordable Housing: refers to rental homes or land and/or home purchases that are affordable to low-income households, meaning that the housing costs are low enough that the household is not in housing stress or crisis.

The subdivision will provide land for homes for a range of Tasmanians.

Lots will range from 420m² - 600m², suitable for townhouses and units providing affordable, easily maintainable smaller homes, through to lots larger than 1 400m² suitable for larger family homes.

MyHome provides assistance to Tasmanians on low incomes who want to own their own homes.

Local north west business, Hardings Hotmix Pty Ltd has been awarded the $8.9 million infrastructure construction contract which will deliver almost $25.7 million in economic benefit to the region.

Lots will be available for purchase from June 2022.

Hales Street proposes the expansion of the Big Creek reserve and improved public amenity creating new carparking and footpath.

Bowick Street, will be located across the road from the existing public open space of Bowick Street and a short walk to the Wynyard Rotary playground.

Kentish Drive, adjoins three expansive recreational areas previously allocated through earlier subdivision stages which are now operated by Burnie City Council.

All three subdivisions are infill developments. This means we will be making land available in already developed areas.

Flora and Fauna assessments have been carried out to ensure the developments meet planning regulations.

New trees will be planted throughout the subdivisions. This will be part of the proposed landscaping and replace trees that have necessarily been removed to make way for construction works.

Current capacity exists to service the proposed lots as well as other current and future developments. Extensions to the existing infrastructure will be constructed to connect the subdivisions.

The subdivisions will increase housing in areas with high demand for social and affordable housing.

Construction will be completed by a local contractor who employs local staff.

Based on recognised economic multipliers, the redevelopment will result in $25.7 million in economic benefit to the region.

More economic benefits including job creation will result from the construction of the new homes on the subdivided lots.

New residential development is based on mixed tenure arrangements.

Modern social housing uses contemporary design and allocation processes. There are numerous examples of inner-city medium-high density, social housing developments which are successfully incorporated into the fabric of the surrounding community.

In these developments, most of the land will go to home ownership.

Homes Tasmania will keep around 10 per cent of lots for development of social housing in partnership with non-government community housing providers.

Community housing providers are critical to increasing and maintaining social housing because they have more ways of funding new supply and housing services including more maintenance, housing support and community programs.