Jody Amanda (centre) appreciates the help. He chats with, left, Peter Ellem, the policy adviser for Page MP Janelle Saffin, and Clarence Mayor Richie Williamson.
Jody Amanda (centre) appreciates the help. He chats with, left, Peter Ellem, the policy adviser for Page MP Janelle Saffin, and Clarence Mayor Richie Williamson.

Rudd's housing stimulates Grafton

THE first new public housing homes in Grafton under the $42 billion Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan have been completed.

Five townhouses in Grafton are finished.

Page MP Janelle Saffin said the construction of the townhouses, at a total cost of $1.3 million, had supported local jobs and suppliers.

“The townhouses are part of the Australian Government’s investment of more than $30 million to build 113 new homes in Page as part of the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan,” she said.

“This is on top of more than $1 million for repairs and maintenance to 336 social housing units across the electorate.

“Housing and construction is a major employer in the Australian economy and this investment is a boost for the industry locally, supporting tradies and apprenticeships.

“Public housing was neglected for years by the Howard Government. I’m delighted to see this much needed increase in social housing stock in our area.”



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