Modular used for social housing

Modular will be used for social housing in Kalgoorlie for the first time, with two homes currently under construction.

The homes are being prefabricated in a factory in Perth’s south and will soon make the 600-kilometre trek east.

Housing and Homelessness Investment Package

Delivered as part of the McGowan Government’s $221 million Housing and Homelessness Investment Package the homes were originally intended to be delivered using traditional construction methods.

“These properties will become home to two Kalgoorlie families on our priority housing waitlist, and they’ll be able to move in at least six weeks earlier thanks to the decision we made to shift construction to modular,” Housing Minister John Carey said.

“These two modular homes are being delivered through existing investment and are on top of the 150 modular homes for regional WA announced as part of the McGowan Government’s record $875 million investment in social housing in the State Budget.

“In the coming four years we will be investing $2.1 billion in social housing across Western Australia, which will include the delivery of 3,300 new social homes.”

It is estimated that by using modular for the construction of these two homes, they will be delivered at least six weeks faster than traditional construction.