WA government to spend over half a billion on social housing

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A new effort by the WA government to reduce the social housing waiting list has amounted to a $560m investment package.
 
Housing Minister Colin Holt said the budget would give way to more than 1,000 extra homes over the next two years. 
 
"This investment is targeted at the most vulnerable people on the priority waitlist for social housing," he was quoted as saying by ABC.
 
"The package will deliver up to 1,500 dwellings, including 1,000 extra homes for seniors and families with children on the priority waitlist.”
 
The ABC said in its report that the “total funding includes $85m of Department of Housing land, and $452m for housing development, of which $85.2m comes from Royalties for Regions funding, and $23m in operational costs”.
 
Meanwhile, regional development minister Terry Redman said the Royalties for Regions funds would be reallocated for the regional component of the package. 
 

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