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Cairns is a great place to live and as our population grows, so too does the demand for housing and associated services. It is important that we invest now in preparation for future demand.

The $1.8 billion Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 will deliver more social and affordable housing across the state and transform the way that housing services are delivered, to better support people in need and create a pipeline of development opportunities for local trades and builders.

The Housing Construction Jobs Program  will help address Cairns’ long-term housing needs by supporting and accelerating new construction and precinct development.

We are also transforming the way that housing services are delivered to better support people in need and offer more early intervention and prevention services.

View the text version of the infographic 'Cairns Capital Investment over five years' (RTF, 60KB).


Last updated 13 August 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

​Expression of interest closed 31 July 2017

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