A Bunbury-based manufacturing business has been awarded the first contract as part of the $319 million Social Housing Economic Recovery Package. Bunbury Glass Service will deliver a $25,000 local contract to fabricate screen doors for public housing properties in the regional centre.
The package will refurbish 1,500 public and community houses, target 3,800 regional dwellings with rolling maintenance service and deliver around 250 new homes to help meet WA’s social housing needs. It also provides a range of opportunities for local trades, businesses and services.
A further $38 million has also been allocated to the redevelopment of Bunbury Hospital, taking the total investment of the project to $60.8 million. The upgrade will focus on priority clinical areas and ensure residents of the facility have access to a contemporary facility.
$22.8 million was already committed to the project. Preliminary work is expected to commence this year.
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