30 March 2010

Australia's nation building economic stimulus results in defence housing

Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science Greg Combet (ALP-NSW) has announced that the Defence House Australia, or DHA, has completed half of the expected homes to be delivered through Australia's Nation Building-Economic Stimulus Plan.

"DHA was allocated $245.58 million to build 802 houses throughout Australia as part of the Federal Government's stimulus plan. Due to program efficiencies an additional 27 houses have been included in the program, increasing the total to 829 houses," said Combet. The new homes have been built in major regional centres where there is a strong Defence presence and will help to take the pressure off the local housing markets for Australian Defence Force personnel and their families.

The construction of all 829 houses is ahead of schedule and expected to be completed in the first half of next year.

An ADF press release can be found here.

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