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Queensland Premier announces 10 Year Housing Strategy

On Monday the Premier, the Hon Anastasia Palaszczuk announced the government’s 10 year Housing Strategy providing an investment of $1.8B over that time.

The Strategy’s three year Action Plan states that ‘people living in the private rental market will have better consumer protection and housing stability through legislative and policy reforms’. This mean a legislative review of Queensland tenancy laws will take place soon. It is likely to focus on security of tenure and standards in rental properties. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more. Rest assured, we’ll be enthusiastically supporting the Strategy’s aim of developing a more contemporary legislative framework!

Changes to the Manufactured Homes legislation and Retirement Villages, work commenced some years ago are likely to be finalised in the near future.

Other highlights of the 10 year strategy include:

  • Building 4,522 new social homes and 1,034 affordable homes
  • Supporting 450 full-time construction jobs a year
  • Introducing inclusionary requirements for new dwellings on state land (5-25% for social and affordable)
  • $20 million
  • to construct new Youth Foyers in Townsville and on the Gold Coast and expand the existing Foyer in Logan
  • $75 million to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander home ownership
  • $30 million to reform the housing system
  • creating housing and homelessness hubs to improve service delivery

You can read more about the Queensland Government’s Housing Strategy here.