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 Government employee housing

Government Employee Housing (GEH) owns and manages the Government’s employee housing portfolio. We also enable government agencies to deliver essential services supported by suitable, cost efficient employee accommodation.

GEH portfolio

The GEH portfolio of approximately 3100 residences provides homes for many doctors and nurses, police officers, teachers and other government workers stationed across Queensland and significantly contributes to their attraction to and retention in these roles.

From Thursday Island to Thargomindah, from Cloncurry to Childers, and particularly in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, GEH enables essential services to be delivered to Queenslanders.

The Queensland Government decided to use private rental options for employees in urban centres where a strong rental market exists. However, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and remote locations with minimal private rental options, we are continuing to supply State owned housing for government employees.

Sales program

The GEH portfolio is changing to account for these differences in private rental accommodation across the State with full or partial divestment of GEH properties in areas where there are established rental markets. The sale of surplus housing is business as usual and is an important part of efficient and active asset management best practice.

Aside from real estate marketing, a variety of other methods enable the disposal of GEH properties approved for divestment including Sales to Tenants (PDF, 242KB), local council re-use of properties and transfers to community housing providers.

Revenues from the sales program will be re-invested to build new constructions in remote areas of the State and also fund backlog maintenance on our properties.

 

GEH’s teams

The GEH Tenancy Management team works with agencies to manage all aspects of the leasing of GEH properties. We coordinate rates, utilities and body corporate payments, vacancies, and programs such as cleaning and pest control. Our team works closely with government agents, councils and client agencies and their tenants.

The GEH Asset Management team delivers the divestment strategy and capital works program. They also work closely with the department’s service provider Building and Asset Services (BAS) to manage the upgrading and maintenance of properties, and the program of general property inspections and condition and functional assessments across the portfolio’s stock.

GEH contacts

Contact GEH by phoning (07) 3008 2722 or emailing governmentemployeehousing@hpw.qld.gov.au for general information.

To contact the Tenancy Management team please email GEHTenancy@hpw.qld.gov.au

To contact the Asset Management team please email GEHAssets@hpw.qld.gov.au

and for the Asset Management team’s private real estate mailbox email GEHRealEstate@hpw.qld.gov.au



Last updated 13 June 2016    


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