- 147 new social homes will be built in Newtown, Walkervale and Nerang in a partnership between the Palaszcuzk Government and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland
- It’s part of a record $5 billion for social and affordable housing – the largest investment in Queensland’s history – to help deliver 13,500 homes
The new social homes include 27 homes in Newtown (Toowoomba), 60 homes in Walkervale (Bundaberg) and 60 homes in Nerang.
The projects will cost almost $71 million, with the government contributing $58.65 million and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland contributing more than $12 million, including the land.
The funding is being contributed through the QuickStarts Qld program, with the projects being among 3,265 homes to commenced before June 30, 2025.
This is part of a $5 billion investment in housing outcomes that will support the commencement of 13,500 social housing homes by 2027.
Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:
“Every Queenslander deserves a roof over their head.
“Since coming to government in 2015, we’ve delivered on average more than 10 homes a week for Queenslanders, and we’re determined to keep delivering homes for people who need it most.
“Partnerships with organisations such as St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland are key to our delivery of more social housing for Queenslanders in need.
“What’s clear is all levels of government, industry and the community housing sector need to continue to work hand-in-hand to address national housing pressures as quickly as we can.”
Quotes attributable to Vinnies Queensland CEO Kevin Mercer:
“This partnership will allow us to provide a safe and secure place to call home for 147 Queensland families and individuals.
“Through the State Government working with support organisations like Vinnies, we can provide more than just a place to live, but also ensure residents have access to wrap-around support for furniture, food and other essentials to provide hope and security in the long-term.
“We are greatly appreciative of the Government’s support of these projects and look forward to continuing our partnership to provide more homes for people in need.”