Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon
- Tenants have started moving into 18 community housing units completed in Redcliffe
- $9 million development in partnership with community housing provider Bric Housing
Seniors and people with disability will be among those who call a new complex in Redcliffe home.
Construction is complete on an 18 one-bedroom units built by the Palaszczuk Government in partnership with Bric Housing.
The units have been built with accessibility in mind featuring wider hallways and doors to make them suitable for people with decreased mobility and people who use a wheelchair.
They also feature energy efficient systems including rooftop solar panels to each unit.
The homes are among more than 400 homes delivered by the Palaszczuk Government in the Moreton Bay region.
The government provided more than $9 million for the construction of the units, with Bric Housing providing the land worth almost $1 million.
Council also waived $220,000 in infrastructure charges and development application fees.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Meaghan Scanlon:
“Since 2015, we have delivered thousands and thousands of homes with our Big Housing Build to deliver many more.
“In particular, this project is a fantastic example of how we’re working in partnership with the community housing sector and local governments to deliver more housing.
“Bric Housing will provide support to the residents and help to build community connections.
“These are homes have been specifically designed for older Queenslanders, with many looking to downsize from their current social home. That in turn frees up larger homes for families.”
Quotes attributable to Attorney-General and Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath:
“We know there is a need for more social housing in the Redcliffe community, particularly for seniors and people with disability.
“This is not the only social housing build underway here in Redcliffe that’s targeted towards seniors with works underway at an 82-unit project down the road supported by our Housing Investment Fund.”
Quotes attributable to Bric Housing CEO Jane West:
“We are pleased that the high-quality units in a great location in Redcliffe have been completed and will provide new homes for Queenslanders in housing need in time for Christmas,” she said.
“We thank the Queensland Government for funding the construction of the project, and also grant funding towards a state-of-the-art solar system that will reduce tenant power bills.”
Quotes attributable to new tenant, Ron Owen, 79, forced to move several times in the past three years as his NRAS tenancies have ended:
“This new unit means a heck of a lot to me. It’s a terrible big relief. I’m close to the hospital, public transport, and I don’t have to worry about moving again,’’ the retired industrial engineer said.
“The complex couldn’t be any better positioned for me. I’ve got a lot of friends around the area and I’m also close to the places where I sing and play guitar for charity.
“I taught myself guitar when I was about 21, it got me around the place and made me a bit of money over the years, now it’s just making other people happy.’’
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