04 July 2023

Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon


  • 18 new social homes completed in Mundingburra.
  • Funded by a $7.13 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government
  • It’s part of the Palaszczuk Government’s record $5 billion investment in social and affordable housing – the largest investment in Queensland’s history.


Townsville’s newest social housing development will soon open its doors to some of the city’s most vulnerable.


The Palaszczuk Government provided $7.13 million to build the 16 two-bedroom units and two four-bedroom apartments at Mundingburra.


Construction on the project has just completed, which supported 24 full time equivalent jobs.


Under the Palaszczuk Government’s QuickStarts program, at least 237 new social homes will commence in North Queensland by June 2025.


 Quotes attributable to Member for Mundingburra Les Walker:

“We know some locals are doing it tough at the moment, which is why it’s really exciting to see this uniquely designed property about to open,” he said.


“Our government is delivering more housing right across the state, including here in Townsville and it’s heartening to see that significant investment being made in housing in our region.”


“I’ll always work with people in the community to make sure people are informed about facilities like this.”


 Quotes attributable to Member for Townsville Scott Stewart:

“As a government we are continuing to invest in social housing in Townsville,” he said.


“Ensuring people have access to safe and secure home makes a big difference in a person’s life and that’s why we will continue to invest in social housing in Townsville.”


 Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“Another 18 households will soon have a place to call home right here in Mundingburra,” Minister Scanlon said.


“This project was made possible by the Palaszczuk Government’s record $5 billion investment in social and affordable housing.


“Every Queenslander deserves a roof over their head, which is why this government has delivered around 10 homes per week since 2015.”




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