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Human-centred approach wins global design award

Human-centred approach wins global design award - Tue May 22 2018 - The Queensland Government with Meld Studios has won three prestigious Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, in recognition of its human-centred approach to design.

Avoiding bill shock

Avoiding bill shock - Wed May 16 2018 - Keeping a lid on the cost of living while raising four children is no easy task.

Breathing life into power savings

Breathing life into power savings - Wed May 16 2018 - Rockhampton mother-of-five Jacky hopes she will be saving money on her next electricity bill.

Not easy being green? Tenant in solar panel program begs to differ

Not easy being green? Tenant in solar panel program begs to differ - Wed May 16 2018 - Cairns resident Dallas has been keen to “go green” for years, but he’s had to wait for a new solar panel on public housing trial to really get involved.

Building engines in the backyard

Building engines in the backyard - Wed May 16 2018 - Bruce is one of 800 people living in public housing in Cairns and Rockhampton who are expected to have solar installations completed by 30 June 2018.

Judith Phillips can’t help but share the joy her garden brings

Judith Phillips can’t help but share the joy her garden brings - Fri May 11 2018 - Judith Phillips’ garden has brought so much peace and joy into her life she can’t help spreading the love.

Meet Sara Tait, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador

Meet Sara Tait, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador - Tue Apr 10 2018 - We are lucky to have Sara as our roving reporter, giving us an insight into the work of our local housing and homelessness service partners on the coast.

Meet Dan Smith, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador

Meet Dan Smith, our Housing and Homelessness Ambassador - Tue Apr 10 2018 - Dan is a swimming champion, who has competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics, 2015 World Championships and recently competed for selection for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

50 years of service… almost

50 years of service… almost - Wed Mar 28 2018 - Housing officer Paul began working with the Department in 1971, now almost 50 years later he is set to hang up the clipboard. Paul will celebrate with his fellow staff at the Cairns Housing Service Centre which celebrates its 25th birthday on 29 March.

Employment pathways get tenants on the right track

Employment pathways get tenants on the right track - Tue Mar 27 2018 - Supporting Queenslanders to participate in the social and economic life of their communities is a key hallmark of the Department’s Housing Strategy.

Neighbours make knitting as easy as a, b, c

Neighbours make knitting as easy as a, b, c - Fri Mar 23 2018 - “It’s really nice to do it with neighbours. We bearly talk about anything else!” Aileen, Barry and Colleen - or A, B, C as they call themselves - knit bears for kids in hospital. They have a goal to make 365 this year, that’s one a day.

A starring role in helping renters

A starring role in helping renters - Mon Mar 12 2018 - Help is available for people who need tenancy advice and support. QSTARS is a free advice and support service provided by Tenants Queensland and available to all renters in Queensland.

Public and private working hand in hand on housing solutions

Public and private working hand in hand on housing solutions - Mon Mar 12 2018 - For property manager Danni Robinson, working with the Gold Coast Housing Service Centre is an extra way she and her team can support private renters in housing need...

Key players helping vulnerable people

Key players helping vulnerable people - Fri Mar 09 2018 - There is a lot being done to assist people in housing need in the lead up to GC2018 and the team at the Gold Coast Housing Service Centre is in the thick of the action.

Riding the nanna mower

Riding the nanna mower - Fri Mar 09 2018 - Therese McLean has some simple advice for her staff; “treat our clients as if you were dealing with your own family members.” Therese is the Area Manager for the Bayside Housing Service Centre which celebrates its 25th anniversary on 9 March 2018.


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