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2022 Housing Package programs and initiatives

Capital Maintenance for social housing

Funding allocation

$300m received 2022

What is to be delivered?

The Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) will deliver:

  • Capital upgrades to social housing properties owned by LAHC including those managed by community housing providers
  • Improvements to social housing stock such as new kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, windows, fencing, internal and external paint, and floor finishes

Who will benefit?

  • Social housing tenants will benefit from improved living conditions
  • Local communities and businesses will benefit from jobs created to deliver the works
  • The NSW Government will benefit from reduced property maintenance and operating costs in the future, as upgrading homes now will decrease LAHC’s forecast maintenance liability

What are the key milestones?

  • July 2022: Critical works commenced with upgrades to roofs, internal and external paint, windows, kitchens and bathrooms in social housing stock throughout Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra
  • September 2022: Planning for year 1 completed
  • March 2023: Program planning for years 2 and 3 completed
  • March 2024: Review of program planning for year 3 completed (before commencement)
  • December 2024: Full program of works completed

What are the key benefits?

  • Upgrades to up to 15,800 aged social homes (dependant on cost increases, labour shortages and LAHC’s ability to adjust its program to respond to these pressures)
  • Support for 900 construction workers and trades people
  • 455 social homes retained that would otherwise become untenantable
  • LAHC’s maintenance liability reduced by $244m between FY2023 and FY2025