After decades of government neglect, a Greens Housing Minister made a
decision that changed lives.
Built in the 1950s, Hobart's Stainforth Court housing complex was plagued by social problems, crime and heartache.
Previous governments never really listened, and in 2009 the then-Labor Housing Minister said it should be demolished.
We took a greener and more economically shrewd approach. We knew tenants would be happier and healthier if they lived in a modern, energy efficient and connected community.
The $8.5M Housing Tasmania refurbishment has created 85 modern and comfortable homes, in beautifully landscaped gardens just a few minutes from the city.
In the process we also created 125 local jobs.
The renamed Queens Walk Apartments have solar hot water, a minimum of six star energy efficiency, increased security and privacy, and completely new kitchens, bathrooms, carpet and paint work throughout.
There are ten Platinum Standard units for people living with disability. We even brightened up the old, outdated exterior.
Greens in government – investing in the wellbeing of low income Tasmanians and giving them a place they are proud to call home.