Queensland Government's modular housing initiative gains momentum in Wide Bay Burnett

Modular homes in Gympie, Eidsvold, Maryborough, and Bundaberg are part of Queensland’s broader housing strategy.

Queensland’s Wide Bay Burnett region is set to see a boost in affordable housing options, with the Queensland Government’s Homes for Queenslanders plan nearing completion of 22 modular homes. (main pic: Queensland ModnPods modular home.)

Steven Miles, Premier of Queensland.
Steven Miles, Premier of Queensland.

Premier Steven Miles and Bundaberg MP Tom Smith recently inspected the nearly finished properties in Bundaberg, highlighting the government’s commitment to providing housing solutions. The modular homes, including eleven two-bedroom homes in Gympie, seven in Eidsvold, two in Maryborough, and two in Bundaberg, are part of a broader effort to address housing shortages across the state.

The Queensland Government has been actively promoting modular construction, with more than 100 modular homes built last year.

The government’s approach includes partnerships with local builders and the expansion of its QBuild operations, with a second modular factory recently opened in Cairns. Premier Miles emphasised that the Homes for Queenslanders plan aims to deliver 53,500 social homes by 2046, backed by significant funding.

Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon underscored the need for innovative solutions, stating that the government is focused on building quality homes efficiently. Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith reiterated the government’s commitment to providing social and affordable housing, noting that the modular homes are well-suited for the region.

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