NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
11th February, 1947 : Rising costs could cripple plans by the Federal and State Governments to alleviate the housing shortage. The original scheme provided for 60,000 new dwellings to be build conventionally and further 75,000 in factories. Only 6,300 have been completed, and another 7,050 are still being built. In Victoria, the Premier, Mr John Cain, has placed a three-year order for 5,500 Beaufort homes, which are made of steel and factory produced. Each will be assembled at a cost of £1,050. Conventional housing is being slowed by the lack of materials and their high cost.
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