Queensland Government to deliver 600 modular homes by year-end

600 modular homes to be built by QBuild and modular suppliers with target locations including Bundaberg, Innisfail, Mackay, and Warwick.

Queensland’s Miles government’s Homes for Queenslanders plan will see 600 modular homes delivered across the state in a partnership with the private sector, as part of the state budget’s record $2.8 billion housing plan.

“My first budget as Premier of the state will help get more homes up off the ground, put more tradies on the tools, provide support for renters and our hardworking homelessness organisations,” said Premier Steven Miles, who spoke at the QBuild Rapid Accommodation and Apprentice Centres in Eagle Farm, where new modular homes are under construction for the Torres Strait. “I know that to build the homes Queensland needs, we need to do things differently, which is why QBuild and businesses across the state will be enlisted to roll out more modular homes.”

“The Miles Labor Government is doing what matters for Queenslanders, by delivering safe and affordable places to call home. We are doing this by pulling every lever possible,” said Deputy Premier and Treasurer Cameron Dick. “To deliver the Homes for Queenslanders we’ve committed $2.8 billion in the upcoming Budget, the largest investment in housing in Queensland’s history. This record investment in the state’s housing means we will continue this momentum and provide more housing for all Queenslanders.”

The order will also support this segment of the housing sector expand across the state, with homes to be built in locations including Bundaberg, Innisfail, Mackay, Warwick and more remote and regional areas.

Queensland’s Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon welcomes residents to their new modular home in Gladstone.
Queensland’s Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon welcomes residents to their new modular home in Gladstone.

“To build more homes faster we’re utilising our public builder QBuild and Queensland businesses to deliver hundreds more modular homes. This is all part of the Homes for Queenslanders plan, which the LNP will cut,” said Meaghan Scanlon, Housing Minister. “Just like when they cut 1,600 QBuild workers, the people responsible for building, maintaining and upgrading homes. After suggesting Homes for Queenslanders was too much, the LNP are now saying the quiet bit out loud describing initiatives like our modular homes as ‘too much’.”

The 600 modular homes will be allocated to locations including Bundaberg, Innisfail, Mackay, and Warwick, along with others throughout remote and regional Queensland.

The government’s objective is to also reduce their reliance on temporary accommodation.

See: https://www.housing.qld.gov.au/homesforqueenslanders

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