“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.