Housing Construction Works for Tradies
The $100 million Works for Tradies is a vital part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, to help the State recover from COVID-19.
This investment will see construction commence on more than 215 new social homes, supporting approximately 240 jobs in the construction sector.
Through Works for Tradies, we’ll draw on existing government landholdings, accelerate local construction and identify new opportunities for house and land packages to support the delivery of homes in high-growth areas. The 2020/21 commencement targets for the development areas are:
- South East Queensland: 70
- Central Queensland: 25
- Darling Downs: 21
- Far North Queensland: 30
- Mackay Whitsunday: 20
- Townsville: 25
- Wide Bay: 24
Register your interest
We're encouraging small to medium-sized, QBCC licenced local builders to register interest to receive early information and an opportunity to tender to build social housing on land provided by the Queensland Government.
Works for Tradies will accelerate the delivery of social housing and deliver a pipeline of construction work for local QBCC licensed builders (including small and medium sized builders), creating job opportunities for electricians, plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, concreters and landscapers and support local supplier networks across the state.
Registration closes on 24 July 2020.
Growing social housing
Works for Tradies expands on the planned investment of $387.6 million in the Housing Construction Jobs Program that will build more than 470 new homes through the 2020/21 financial year, and which has already delivered more than 1,700 new social homes since 2017.
The Housing Construction Jobs Program supports more than 450 jobs each year, thousands of apprentice hours and provides contract and trade opportunities for local business and their supply networks.
Registered Community Housing Providers are not required to register their interest, but should lodge project opportunities through the Partnering for Growth Initiative.
- Last updated:
- 16 June 2020