24 August 2023

Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

  • Eight tiny homes have been delivered to Gympie
  • The homes have been installed at the Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park (GRAP)
  • The homes were built in a factory at Brendale before being trucked to site
  • The Palaszczuk Government has partnered with builders to deliver 100 modular houses by the end of the year

Tenants have moved in to eight new tiny homes in Gympie, delivered to help ease housing pressures in the region.

The factory-built homes were installed at GRAP, which was a joint project between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council after floods devastated the town.

As flood-affected residents continue to be helped to transition out of the park into longer-term housing, the site is now being used to help people in the region who are feeling the impact of national housing pressures.

Brendale business Alphaline Tiny Homes constructed the homes that have joined 26 other buildings on site which comprise of one, two and three-bedroom homes.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing Meaghan Scanlon:

“Not long after these homes rolled into GRAP, we had people in need being welcomed through their front doors, with the team on site also working with those residents to help find them longer term housing.

“Whether it’s tiny homes, modular homes or traditional builds – it’s the Palaszczuk Government that’s pulling every lever and using innovative housing solutions to help give Queenslanders in need a safe place to live.

“Our government has delivered 1,848 social homes outside south east Queensland, with many more in the pipeline.”

Quotes attributable to Don who has moved into one of the tiny homes:

“I had a high-profile job and businesses, then I had a nervous breakdown after having a heart attack.

“I lost the farm, the house, my cars - and everything that goes with it.”

Don said he’d been sleeping in his van at a roadside rest area when he was offered one of the tiny homes.

“I thought I’d won the lotto.”


Further information:

The Federal Government has provided funding under Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for the GRAP.

Media contact: Francis Dela Cruz - 0420 592 078