29 June 2023

Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

New complex delivers accessible social homes in Caboolture

  • Twenty new apartments designed with accessibility in mind are nearing completion in the Moreton Bay Region
  • The 15 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartments are built to accommodate people with a disability and seniors who require great levels of accessibility
  • It’s part of a record $5 billion investment in social and affordable housing – the largest in Queensland’s history – to help deliver 13,500 homes


A new social housing complex in Caboolture will within weeks become home for 20 individuals and families.


The complex consists of 15 single bedroom apartments and five two-bedroom apartments, close to shops and other services, Caboolture State School, and the local train station.


The three-storey development is lift-serviced, allowing all homes to be accessible.


15 of the units are designed to a Gold Level of accessibility, and include features such as level thresholds, wider doorways and hallways, and provision for grab rails, making them suitable for people with varying levels of mobility, including older people.


The other five units are designed to Platinum Level and include additional features and clearance spaces, making them particularly suitable for people who mobilise in wheelchairs.


The ground floor also includes carparking for each of the 20 units, along with communal spaces and landscaping.


The homes include individual gated entry spaces, which provide an increased sense of privacy, and are a great space for the clothesline, or for safely storing belongings such as bikes or other large items. This leaves the private patios free to be used as a useful extension of the living space.


The $7.04 million project also supported more than 23 full time equivalent construction jobs.


Another 176 social homes are expected to commence in the region in the next couple of years.


Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“Every Queenslander deserves a roof over their head – it’s why we’ve built on average more than 10 homes per week since 2015.


“The Palaszczuk Government is pushing ahead with social and affordable housing projects just like this one right across the state.


“Morayfield, Caboolture and other suburbs in the Moreton Bay Region have seen significant population growth in recent times and it is important that social housing is available to help people in need, including seniors, younger people and families.


“Shovels are in the ground right now across hundreds of sites through our record $5 billion for social and affordable housing – the largest concentrated investment in social housing in Queensland’s history.


Quotes attributable to Morayfield MP Mark Ryan:

“It’s exciting to see yet another social housing complex about to throw open its doors in our community.


“This new complex will provide help for the most vulnerable in our community – including those with a disability and seniors who require a greater level of accessibility.


“An important factor in social housing is accessibility to services, and these units are located close to local parks, shops, services and public transport.”


Quotes attributable to Brett Johnston, Managing Director, Paynters:

"Paynters takes great pride in the role of delivering safe, secure, and affordable housing to ensure vulnerable Queenslanders have access to housing sooner,” he said.


“We are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in need.


“We are thrilled to once again partner with the Queensland Government on another social housing development, expanding our long-standing relationship with the client as we deliver affordable housing.


"We are a part of the communities in which we operate, and we embrace our responsibility to help provide long-term economic and social benefits for them."


Further information:

Through the Livable Housing Design Guidelines, Gold Level provides level showers and thresholds and provision for grab rails, wider hallways and doorways with extra clearance spaces provided and also contains features such as wall ovens.


Platinum Level includes Gold Level features however provides wider hallways and doorways and additional clearance spaces, wall ovens and removable kitchen cabinets. These additional features make Platinum Level designed units particularly suitable for people who mobilise wheelchairs.


Anyone who needs housing assistance can contact their local Housing Service Centre during business hours or call the 24/7 Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.




Media contact: Francis Dela Cruz – 0420 592 078