STATE BUDGET: Public Housing sector

THE 2014-15 State Budget has allocated almost $250 million to provide better and more accessible public housing.

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the Government was partnering with the non-government sector to deliver an additional 1800 new homes across Queensland.

“The Government has a strong plan for a brighter future which is why, as well as investing in bricks and mortar solutions, we expect to be able to help 38,000 low-income households to either find or retain a place in the private rental market through housing products like RentConnect and Bond Loans,” Mr Mander said.


Accomodation options for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness will be increased by expanding the Street to Home program and by establishing a Housing Assistance Triage System to rapidly provide people with support.

The Budget also delivers 70 new homes for completion in remote indigenous communities.