Spearwood Apartments Boost Affordable Housing Options

New apartments in Spearwood are spearheading the WA Government’s efforts to increase housing diversity and options for Western Australians. 16 apartments have been built on Kent Street as part of a $3.6 million project between The Department of Communities and Dale Alcock Projects, providing affordable housing options as part of its Affordable Housing Action Plan.…

Smaller Homes a Future Choice for Youth as Government Promotes Alternative Housing

The McGowan Government has claimed young WA homebuyers and renters are not aware of their housing options, as it promotes smaller homes as a revolution to WA’s housing market. Housing Minister Peter Tinley said cheaper alternative housing choices including small homes and apartments needed to be offered to Western Australians, following the government’s plans to…

Tiny Home Program to Educate About Housing Choices

Western Australians will be able to explore their housing options through a public program raising awareness of housing choice. The State Government launched the non-for-profit group WA Apartment Advocacy’s Tiny Home education program on Thursday that will prompt discussion about housing choices for Western Australians, exhibiting a tiny home that could be the home for…

Council Conference To Disucss And Address Youth Challenges In WA

Youth Minister Peter Tinley kicked off the Youth Affairs Council of WA’s Unfairground Conference, encouraging attendees to suggest new pathways to address challenges young West Australians facing in this era. YACWA’s bi-annual conference provides an opportunity for young people to network, share ideas and experiences that focus on prominent youth issues.  This year’s conference discussed…

Pilbara Transitional Housing To Improve Indigenous Families

Transitional housing will be expanded into north-west regional WA, in an effort to increase the number of homes for lower socio-economic groups. $18 million will be provided to repurpose 40 government-owned homes as traditional housing, under the State Government’s newly launched new Affordable Housing Action Plan, to provide homes for regional indigenous families. “Housing is…

Bentley 360 Project Underway To Revitalise The Community

Housing Minster, Peter Tinley, announced today the Bentley 360 project – the regeneration of the Bentley community. The project will see 48-year old Brownlie Towers public housing complex demolished and will become the site of new 1,500 homes in a revitalised and connected community. South Metropolitan MLC, Kate Doust, said Brownlie Towers have been an…

Housing Construction Program Boosts Aboriginal Employment

Indigenous Australians in regional WA will receive an employment boost through a program providing them training and job opportunities. The State Government is providing Aboriginal people training and employment through a panel of local builders during home construction and refurbishment works. “The North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund is a direct result of positive intergovernmental collaboration and…

More Support Needed for Young and Old Military Veterans Affected By PTSD

The Returned Services League (RSL) is calling for more support for military veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with fast rising numbers of young and older veterans affected by the condition. Western Australian RSL branch Chief Executive Officer John McCourt said PTSD needed to be acknowledged and addressed to battle the growing incidence of mental…

Red Poppies to Honour Fallen in Armistice

Knitted and crocheted red poppies will be made by the thousands to recognise the fallen troops, in time for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Ladies from Western Australia’s Returned Services League (RSL) branch have begun a project to knit or crochet 62,000 poppies to represent the Australians who died or were held as prisoners…

PTSD Targeted As Focus For Veterans Health Week

10 years can pass before war veterans show signs of post-Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the State Government aiming to target the disorder ahead of Veterans’ Health Week. Veterans Issues Minister Peter Tinley will raise the disorder faced by war veterans as part of the Veterans’ Health Week, where he will open the week on…