20 November 2023

New partnership to deliver up to 600 new homes for Queensland


Joint media release with
The Hon Meaghan Scanlon MP
Queensland Minister for Housing

The Albanese Government’s Social Housing Accelerator will build 600 homes for Queenslanders who need them.

As part of the $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator, the Queensland Government has received more than $398 million from the Commonwealth to deliver these additional homes.

All the Commonwealth funding for these homes must be committed by Queensland by 30 June 2025.

The Government is today releasing final implementation plans for the $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator that shows how many homes state and territory governments will deliver with funding from the Commonwealth.

This is another example of the Albanese Government working with the Queensland Government to build more homes.

Today’s announcement builds on the new $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund and agreement by National Cabinet to deliver the most significant housing reforms in a generation.

This agreement includes a new national target to build 1.2 million new well‑located homes, the National Planning Reform Blueprint, and A Better Deal for Renters.

At National Cabinet, the Albanese Government also committed a further $3 billion to the New Homes Bonus to incentivise states and territories to undertake the reforms necessary to reach the 1.2 million well‑located homes target.

A new Housing Support Program will also provide another $500 million to help local and state and territory governments deliver new housing supply in well‑located areas.

Quotes attributable to Federal Housing Minister Julie Collins:

“We recognise Australia is facing housing challenges, which is why we’re taking immediate action with our $2 billion Social Housing Accelerator - including more than $398 million for Queensland.

“This new funding will mean more Queenslanders have a safe and affordable place to call home.

“The Social Housing Accelerator is just one part of our ambitious housing reform agenda.

“This agenda is already making a real difference - in Queensland and right across the country.”

Quotes attributable to Queensland Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“Our Big Social Housing Build just got bigger.

“From Cape York to the Gold Coast and everywhere in between, we’ve made sure these additional homes are going where they’re needed most alongside the thousands of homes we’ve already got in the pipeline.

“Shovels are in the ground right now on sites across Queensland to build more public homes, and we’ll be looking at a mix methods to get these new homes up as well.

“These homes will be rolled out through traditional means, pre-fabricated factories, house and land packages, in partnership with community housing providers and First Nations councils, and the redevelopment of accommodation like hotels and motels into housing.”