Increasing social housing supply
QBuild is helping to deliver more social homes across the state through a new coordinated program of capital investment.
Through QuickStarts Qld, 2,765 new homes will commence across Queensland to enhance the state’s social housing portfolio over the next 4 years.
QuickStarts Qld is part of the Queensland Housing Investment Growth Initiative delivered through the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025 (PDF, 3466.73 KB). Through the Queensland Housing Investment Growth Initiative, we have the framework to boost housing supply. This includes a strategic cross-government response that will look to planning and economic development opportunities and access to underutilised government-owned land.
The initiative provides the opportunity for partnerships with builders, community housing providers and other groups to increase the supply of social housing and encourages locally-based responses to housing need.
It is backed by a total 4-year investment of $1.813 billion to commence 6,365 social homes, create jobs and benefit trades.
The Queensland Housing Investment Growth Initiative includes:
- establishing the Housing Investment Fund, a dedicated investment to support the partnered delivery of projects to increase social and affordable housing supply
- accelerating projects through the QuickStarts Qld capital investment program across Queensland to bring forward planned construction, refurbishment, and maintenance expenditure
- sourcing headleased homes through Help to Home , a priority property sourcing approach to the private market, responding to emergent housing need.
Since the launch of The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027, we’ve commenced 2,480 new social housing homes which will support more than, 2,200 construction sector full time equivalent jobs almost 10,000 new homes set to commence over the 10-year life of the strategy.
Builders and trades should register with QTenders to see contract opportunities as they are released.
- Last updated:
- 3 August 2021