Monday, April 22, 2024

Building assessments on 10,000 social housing properties gets underway

One of Western Australia’s biggest building assessment programs has begun with thousands of social housing properties to undergo review.

The $12.8 million Building Condition Assessment program will assess around 10,000 of the State’s oldest social housing properties to help identify property maintenance requirements.

“This $12.8 million building assessment program will ensure we are in the best possible position to maintain our existing stock, and limit the amount of homes we lose from the system, by extending their useful life,” said Housing Minister, John Carey.

“This building assessment program is one of a number of initiatives being delivered by our Government, and will provide us with critical information that will help us future-proof our stock of social housing.”

The information gathered during the assessment program will help forecast future required works to keep housing stock viable and in the system.

The program will begin with an initial 240 properties in metropolitan Perth, with a further 4,000 properties expected to reviewed by the middle of 2023. The entire program will be rolled out over the coming four years.

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