Skip links and keyboard navigation

Skip to primary navigation | Skip to secondary navigation | Skip to content | Skip to content | Skip to footer | Use tab and cursor keys to move around the page (more information)
Skip Navigation LinksDepartment of Housing and Public Works > Housing Strategy > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019-2023

Working together for a better housing future

Our vision is that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders have access to safe, appropriate and sustainable housing that provides the foundation to close the gap, and improves health, safety, wellbeing, education and economic outcomes.​

"This is our opportunity to create the stable environment that is needed to close the gap." – ​Mick Gooda, First Nations Advisor.

To help achieve this vision, we’ve worked together with local communities to develop the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019–2023 (PDF, 3.9MB)​.

The action plan is a response to the unique housing experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

It details how communities, the housing sector and government will work together to put local communities at the centre of decision making.

The action plan aims to provide more support for:

  • people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • tenants in social and private rental housing
  • people seeking home ownership.

This is a commitment under the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027.​​​​​​​​

Read the video transcript (RTF, 50KB)​​​.
Our focus areas
  • Place-based responses: Empowering communities to develop local solutions
  • Person-centred responses: Services and support to meet people’s needs
  • A stronger sector: Create a strong and diverse housing sector

Our shared principles

The delivery of the action plan will be guided by these principles:

Housing is a right

Every Queenslander should have access to safe, appropriate and sustainable housing.

Empowering local solutions

Local communities will be at the centre of decision making about local housing services.

Helping those in need

Housing assistance will target those most in need.

Culture is the key to opening doors for all

Culturally responsive housing services will be developed, in partnership with communities, using the best available evidence.

Shared responsibility

Maintenance of housing is the shared responsibility of housing providers, families and individuals.

Communities should benefit

The delivery of housing assistance programs will increase local job, training and business opportunities.

A new way of working

Shared leadership and informed local-decision making will lead to better housing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

This means reframing the way local communities, government and the housing sector work together, collaborating to create stronger housing outcomes and appreciating each other’s strengths and differences.

With this in mind, we will:

  • co-design policies and programs in remote and discrete communities
  • work closely with local residents, stakeholders and funding bodies in urban and regional communities to support community leadership and self-determination.

Partnering together on new initiatives will deliver responsive housing services and better outcomes for communities.

Read more in our highlights overview (PDF, 2.9MB)​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



Last updated 14 June 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Right to information |  Accessibility |  Jobs in Queensland |  Other languages

© The State of Queensland – Department of Housing and Public Works 2009–2019

Queensland Government