Update, 17 January 2022: Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing encourages Tasmanians to take advantage of this initiative and lodge an application before the end of June 2022.
- The first 250 eligible applicants to build new ancillary dwellings will receive $10,000 grants.
- Streamlined ‘no permit required’ approvals to construct ancillary dwellings, such as granny flats or self-contained studios.
On 29 June, Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing announced the The $2.5 million Ancillary Dwellings Grant Program in now open for applications.
“To help meet the demand for rental properties, the first 250 new ancillary dwellings that are made available for long-term rental for more than two years will receive $10,000.” – Minister Jaensch said.
Contact your local council to see what’s possible in your area.
The Tasmanian Government is developing a broader housing policy framework that looks at the full array of housing market issues across the public and private sector to drive solutions, in line with PESRAC’s recommendations.
Although over the past year Tasmania had been building houses at a rate not seen in nearly a decade, Minister for Housing Roger Jaensch said more needs to be done.
In the media release ‘Comprehensive package to increase housing supply statewide’ Tasmanian Housing Minister Roger Jaensch said that the government will be providing a streamlined ‘no permit required’ approvals pathway for landowners to construct ancillary dwellings, such as granny flats or self-contained studios, on their existing properties.
Media release TAS government, 17 January 2022: Ancillary Dwellings Grants to get roofs over the heads of more Tasmanians
Check the Guidelines, eligibility criteria and to submit an application on the Department of State growth website.
Media release TAS government, 29 June 2021: Applications open for Ancillary Dwellings Grants Program
Media release: ‘Comprehensive package to increase housing supply statewide’, 16 March 2021