CORONAVIRUS — SOCIAL HOUSING ECONOMIC
621. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Housing:
I refer to the Western Australian
housing stimulus announced on 7 June, specifically relating to the
refurbishment of 1 500 social housing homes.
Will the refurbishment program
include upgrading the energy efficiency of the homes; and, if so —
(a) how many homes will undergo this
(b) to what energy efficient standard
will the homes be upgraded to; and
(c) what measures will be taken to
upgrade the energy efficiency?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(a)–(c) Yes. All properties undergoing refurbishment will
be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether they are
suitable for works to improve energy efficiency. Upgrades will be assessed on a
value for money basis, considering the underlying design and condition of the
dwelling. Works that may be considered include, but are not limited to,
improved insulation, energy efficient lighting and appliances, window and door
seals, design changes incorporating elements such as external window shading, and upgrading of bathroom and kitchen taps to
be in line with the current National
Construction Code's water efficiency labelling and standards ratings
for water efficiency.