THE Queensland government has completed 18 new public homes have on the growing northern Gold Coast.
The 14 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units in Pimpama, around 29.5km out from Surfers Paradise, are now set to provide housing for seniors, young people, couples and people with a disability.
“These are homes for seniors, young people, couples and people with a disability. It’s also for people looking to downsize from their current place, which in turn frees it up for larger families,” Meaghan Scanlon, minister for housing.
Four of the units have been built to Gold standard and two units build to Platinum standard under Livable Housing Guidelines, making them accessible for disabled and older Queenslanders.
“We’ve delivered 395 social housing homes on the Gold Coast, and we have many many more to come,” added Scanlon.
“These places are more than just walls and a roof – they’re a safe place for families, the opportunity to secure an education or a job for a young person, and freedom for a person with a disability.”
Queensland is set to deliver 600 new social homes across the state, with $398 million in federal government funding appointed from the Social Housing Accelerator.
While in September, a development application was submitted for Queensland’s largest social and affordable housing precinct, which would see 490 new homes delivered to Woree