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Confidence

Principles

   Housing systems will be fair, contemporary and assure the safety and dignity of all.

   There will be a greater range of housing options whatever a person’s age or circumstances.

   People will have a voice and greater access to information to make decisions about their housing future.

Actions

Housing pathways

  • Establish a Queensland Government housing portal that will consolidate information to ensure it is user-friendly and accessible to people of all abilities, including seniors, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disability. The portal will provide information about the full range of housing options including home ownership, retirement living and affordable rental.
  • Reform the Housing Act 2003 and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 to create a more contemporary legislative framework.
  • Explore improvements to dispute resolution arrangements to ensure housing consumer complaints are resolved as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, including the possibility of a dispute resolution body.
  • Establish a Housing and Homelessness Research Alliance to better support targeted research, analysis and evaluations.

Residential tenancies

  • Review the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 to better protect both tenants and landlords to improve housing stability for people living in the private market.

Regulated accommodation

  • Amend the Retirement Villages Act 1999 and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 to improve pre-contractual disclosure processes and introduce new behaviour standards to make it easier to address undesirable behaviour in residential parks and retirement villages, and if necessary, undergo dispute resolution processes.
  • Review the Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002 to ensure the regulatory framework protects residents, promotes fair trading practices and encourages the growth and viability of the residential services industry.
  • Provide advocacy and support through peak groups and resident and home owner associations to retirement village residents, manufactured home owners and vulnerable residents living in residential services, including helping to prepare for proposed legislative changes.

Housing design and amenity

  • Introduce sustainable building measures following consultation on the Queensland Building Plan.
  • Construct 50% of public housing dwellings to the Livable Housing Design Guidelines Gold Level or Platinum Level standards to increase accessibility and adaptability.
  • Ensure public housing design standards are contemporary and include features which deliver safety, amenity and energy efficiency.


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