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WA government to allocate an extra $875 million to social housing in 2021-22 state budget

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

The West Australian government has announced it will allocate an extra $875 million towards social housing

The funding comprises a $750 million social housing investment fund — most of which will be spent on new social houses in the following 2022-23 financial year, with the remaining $228 million to be spent on short-term projects.

In total, more than $2.1 billion will be spent on social housing over four years, to build about 3,300 new properties.

WA Premier Mark McGowan said the $875 million represented a record increase in the social housing budget.

Key points:

  • The majority of the funds will be spent on a new investment fund

  • In total, $2.1 billion will be spent on social housing over four years

  • About 3,300 new homes will be created, with others repaired

Representatives from WA's social services sector welcomed the announcement, while calling for more detail

See further information here

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