Tenders have been called for a residential aged care facilities that will be the first of its kind in Tasmania.
The Wirksworth development is part of the state government's affordable housing action plan and will provide affordable and high-quality care for elderly Tasmanians who are financially disadvantaged.
The facility will include residential care beds with independent living units and will have the capacity of up to 50 residents.
Construction is expected to create 50 full time jobs and provide an economic boon of $30 million.
It will also create 31 full time jobs over the long term for aged care staff, once its up and running.
The facility will be located in southern Tasmania.
Meanwhile, tenders have also been called for the construction of a 25-unit social housing complex on an inner-city site in Hobart.
Housing Minister Roger Jaensch said the Goulburn Street development and the Wirksworth facility were both integral projects for the government's housing plan.
The Goulburn Street project is estimated at a value of $9 million, and will generate local employment in the south and greater Hobart regions of the state.
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