George Town could soon have more social housing available to the community.
A development application was lodged with the George Town Council for multiple dwellings at lot 501 Woolcock Court.
The Centacare Evolve Housing development on the northern outskirts of George Town would consist of eight two-bedroom units, with two parking spaces per unit and three visitor parking spaces.
The dwellings were designed by Prime Design.
As part of the application, project manager Sarah Henley provided background on the proposed development and the ongoing role Centacare would play.
"In terms of the proposed developments in George Town, it is our aim to house those already residing in the region, providing the ongoing opportunity to remain in the community where they have established family, friends, services and networks," she wrote.
"Our tenancy management allow the flexibility to have a 'hands on' approach to the allocation of tenants to dwellings to ensure a tenant group that compliments the development and fellow tenants."
If the project were to go ahead, traffic volume on Hallem Street was expected to increase from 100 vehicles per day to 300 by the time Woolcock Court is fully developed by 2029.
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Centacare Evolve Housing owns and manages more than 1800 properties throughout the state
Most tenancies are classified as social housing and are allocated from the Housing Connect waiting list.
A development application was also lodged with the council for a new subdivision on Anne Street, George Town.
The proposal was to create 17 new residential lots and two balance lots, varying in size from 721 square metres to 8920 square metres.
A new road would also be built, ending in a cul-de-sac. Each lot would be provided with access from a new or existing road.
The proposed development is subject to bushfire threat and would require bushfire protection measures.
More information on both proposed developments can be found at georgetown.tas.gov.au.
Both development applications close on February 20, with representations able to be made up until that date.