Social housing tenants in Tweed Heads received timely home repairs and advice at a property maintenance pop-up day arranged by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) today.

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest attended the pop-up which presented an opportunity to address any maintenance issues with social housing properties.

“These pop-ups for social housing communities have been well received across NSW as they enable tenants to speak directly to the contractors who manage the maintenance of their properties,” Ms Goward said.

“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring maintenance problems with social housing properties are solved in an efficient and timely manner.

“To date, hundreds of people around NSW have been assisted through these pop-ups which are integral to our engagement with tenants.”

Mr Provest said he was delighted to see members of the local Tweed Heads social housing community attending the pop-up.

“This pop-up is a great initiative by the NSW Government which provides local residents with easier access to maintenance assistance,” Mr Provest said.

“It demonstrates the Government’s commitment to listen to the needs of social housing tenants and take action.”

Maintenance pop-ups are a joint initiative between FACS and maintenance contractors to assist with advice about maintenance issues and attend to minor repairs. More complex repairs are assessed by a contractor and addressed in a timely manner.

The pop-ups have been running across NSW and are strongly supported by local residents.