WITH federal government funding via the Social Housing Accelerator, Queensland is set to deliver 600 new social homes across the state.
Queensland has received $398 million from the federal government’s $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator to deliver additional homes, adding to the state’s $5 billion investment in social and affordable housing.
“We know Australia’s housing challenges are serious which is why we’re taking immediate action with our $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator, including $398 million for Queensland,” said Julie Collins, federal housing minister.
“This new funding, and the homes we are announcing today, will mean more Queenslanders have a safe and affordable place to call home. I’m really pleased our funding will help boost social housing in regional Australia.
Social Housing Accelerator is set to boost Australia’s housing supply, establishing thousands of social homes across Australia, with all funding to be committed by states and territories within two years.
“Every Australian deserves the security of a roof over their head – our $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator is real dollars, driving real change and building more homes across the nation,” said Anthony Albanese, prime minister.
“This will build hundreds of homes across Queensland, while we will continue to work with the Palaszczuk Government to deliver even more homes. We have an ambitious housing agenda which includes the delivery of 30,000 social and affordable homes through our $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund.”
The Queensland government’s $5 billion investment in social and affordable housing is the largest concentrated investment in the state’s history and will help deliver 13,500 homes.
“From Cape York to the Gold Coast and everywhere in between, we’ve made sure these additional homes are going where they’re needed most alongside the thousands of homes we’ve already got in the pipeline,” said Meaghan Scanlon, Queensland housing minister.
“Shovels are in the ground right now on hundreds of sites across Queensland to build more public homes, and we’ll be looking at a mix methods to get these new homes up as well.
“These homes will be rolled out through traditional means, pre-fabricated factories, house and land packages, in partnership with community housing providers and First Nations councils, and the redevelopment of accommodation like hotels and motels into housing.”