The Palaszczuk Government has announced their affordable housing strategy, allocating $1.8 billion to build over 5,000 social and affordable housing options in Australia.

 

“Housing is fundamentally about people and our $1.8 billion investment puts people first,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

 

Ms Palaszczuk believes the strategy will provide a launch pad for opportunity and aspiration, and also a predictable program of work the industry can rely on over the 10 year construction program.

 

 

The Queensland Housing Strategy will:

  • build 4,522 new social homes and 1,034 affordable homes
  • support 450 full-time construction jobs a year
  • introduce inclusionary requirements for new dwellings on state land (5-25% for social and affordable)
  • invest $20 million to construct new Youth Foyers in Townsville and on the Gold Coast and expand the existing Foyer in Logan
  • commit $75 million to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander home ownership
  • invest $30 million to reform the housing system
  • create housing and homelessness hubs to improve service delivery
  • strengthen consumer protections for retired people.