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   Access to safe, secure and affordable housing is the bedrock of social, economic and community participation.

   Housing is essential infrastructure that generates economic growth and local jobs.

   Housing supply needs to be increased by taking a holistic approach to development, and planning and building precincts based on viable economic zones and comprehensive, supportive, community infrastructure.



  • Revitalise housing precincts across Queensland to deliver more social and affordable housing. This includes:
    • partnering with private industry and community housing providers
    • focusing on developing vacant and under-utilised government land
    • delivering more social housing properties that better meet people’s needs
    • improving community liveability and prosperity
    • enabling affordable by design options.
  • Where surplus state land is developed for residential purposes, introduce inclusionary requirements so a proportion (5–25%) of new dwellings will be designated for social and affordable housing. This will include Priority Development Areas and Economic and Community Development zones.
  • Deliver a diversity of social housing that is fi t-for-purpose and tailored to meet the needs of individual households and communities.
  • Improve housing choice and affordability within greenfield release areas and established suburbs by promoting new options for affordable housing including smaller allotments, smaller homes, “missing middle” forms of housing and “affordability by design” features.


  • Partner with the community housing sector to deliver new affordable housing that reduces the gap between social housing and private housing, funded and delivered through better use of existing program funds and facilitating project financing.
  • Facilitate private and public delivery of residential dwellings in Queensland where possible, using the planning system and redeveloping underutilised government land. This action will include working with local governments to ensure best practice subdivision and design standards, as well as monitoring and facilitating the supply of land where appropriate, supported by the delivery of the Advancing our Cities and Regions Strategy.
  • The Housing Construction Jobs Program has commenced and will deliver additional social and affordable housing dwellings across the State (including more than 1,700 new dwellings in the first three years and in excess of 5,000 dwellings over the course of the 10 year Strategy.)
  • A Housing Partnerships Office has been established to deliver contemporary housing projects. This includes:
    • engaging with state and local government and private sector stakeholders
    • identifying, leveraging and managing development opportunities
    • initiating place-making initiatives and tenant and community engagement programs in redevelopment sites.

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