Palaszczuk Government invests $54 million for Cairns housing boost

The Far North is set to share in a $1.8 billion housing investment by the Queensland Government, which will deliver more than 5,000 extra homes and thousands of jobs across the state in the next 10 years.
Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the work, which comes under the Queensland Housing Strategy, was aimed at urgently addressing housing affordability in Queensland.
“Under the Strategy, 137 social housing dwellings are scheduled to be built in the Cairns region, at a cost of $54 million,” Mr Pitt said.
Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the new ten year Housing Strategy would super-charge the building of affordable and social homes and drive more jobs.
“The Palaszczuk Government will streamline processes so that the housing projects can get moving faster and Queensland builders and businesses can get involved quicker,” Mr Crawford said.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the Housing Strategy was expected to support 31 full time equivalent jobs in the region each year for the next 10 years.
He said the Palaszczuk Government would expand initiatives like Better Neighbourhoods Logan to renew communities and build new ones across the state.
“Those new and reinvigorated communities, through greater housing investment and updated planning, will have a better choice of diverse affordable housing with access to transport, education and everything Queenslanders need to live a full, rewarding life,” he said.
“It will help to forge stronger communities across the state over the next 10 years.”
Minister de Brenni said the Strategy funding represented an historic investment in Queensland housing.


Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

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