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​We are one department made up of different groups, all working for one reason: Queenslanders. We are passionate about delivering a unique blend of practical and human services to the Queensland community.  Here are some of our stories.


 25 years in Bundaberg


For 25 years, we’ve been part of Bundaberg’s close-knit community

Read about the Bundaberg celebrations



 A pathway to own a home


Helping Queenslanders become home owners is one of the joys of the job for Client Service Manager Leanne Wein and the team in Loans and Debt Management.

Read the Randall family story

Randall family 


 Bringing fresh energy


The Building Industry and Policy division is a particularly busy environment, as the team works hard to deliver the Queensland Building Plan.

Read Madeleine's story


 Awards recognise excellence through collaboration


Behind every piece of work we deliver are hardworking and dedicated people. At HPW we take time to recognise and celebrate our outstanding achievements.

Read about the award winners


 Building relationships


“Service delivery has always been a strong focus and a passion for me, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to play a leading role in the delivery of housing to the people of Queensland,” Mick Linnan

Read Mick's story

Photo of Mick Linnan 


 Transforming lives


Chloe Agale, an occupational therapist in Cairns, has found her dream job. And it is a long way from the dusty red plains.

Read Chloe's story



 HPW stonemasons follow family tradition


​​It has been a long time coming, but the complete restoration of Parliament House has been a labour of love for HPW stonemasons Dave Thurlow and his son Mitchell.

Read the Thurlow's story

Stonemason's Dave Thurlow and his son Mitchell.


 Another successful Ekka


The Ekka is over for another year, and once again HPW staff enthusiastically volunteered to represent our department and engage with the public on our ‘Welcome to our place’ stand.

 Read about Ekka 2017 



 Sustaining young tenancies


The Sustaining Young Tenancies pilot project, funded by the department and delivered by Brisbane Youth Services, is helping vulnerable young people find a place to live and make a life for themselves.​

Read about the Sustaining Young Tenancies pilot program


 Jane (Graduate)


Jane, like many graduates, wasn’t sure what direction to take after completing a Bachelor of Property Economics at QUT.

Read Jane's story

Jane in graduation gown


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