National and state housing agreements and reports
Australian Government funding to the states and territories is subject to the:
Housing and homelessness funding is provided under the:
- National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA)
- associated bilateral schedule between the Australian and Queensland Governments.
From 1 July 2018, the NHHA replaced the:
- National Affordable Housing Agreement
- associated National Affordable Housing Specific Purpose Payment
- National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness.
Under the NHHA, Queensland is expected to receive funding of around $1.6 billion over 5 years to 2022–23, subject to meeting the Australian Government’s funding requirements.
Queensland’s implementation of the NHHA is mainly a continuation of the:
- core business of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027
- reform initiatives in Partnering for impact to reduce homelessness in Queensland.
Reporting on the NHHA will be publicly available by 31 October of the following financial year from 2019. Read the 2018-19 report (PDF, 250.45 KB).
The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing (NPRH) expired on 30 June 2018 and the Australian Government is yet to offer any new funding for remote housing in Queensland.
On 29 March 2018, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier and Minister for Trade, wrote to the Australian Government offering up to $1.08 billion over 10 years and seeking a commitment from the Australian Government to maintain its proportionate share of funding from the NPRH.
On 10 October 2018, the Queensland Government committed $40 million to a modest, interim remote housing program in 2019 to maintain some housing construction and protect local jobs, while continuing to advocate to the Australian Government.
- Last updated:
- 29 November 2019