Palaszczuk Govt Boosts Building Industry With Construction Plans

Palaszczuk Govt Boosts Building Industry With Construction Plans

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni

$100 Million Government-Led Housing Construction In Pipeline

Victor P Taffa

The Palaszczuk Government is backing in the state’s building industry with $100 Million worth of Government-led housing construction currently underway or set to commence.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this significant body of work would provide job support for approximately 2,000 tradespeople throughout the state.

“These are real jobs for local tradies working on building sites in regions all around the state.”

“The projects will see more than 400 new homes built before the end of June next year.”

Premier Palaszczuk said it meant that millions of dollars would be injected into local economies, including:

  • $21.5 Million For Townsville,
  • $19.4 Million For the Gold Coast,
  • $9.5 Million For Ipswich,
  • $6 Million For Toowoomba,
  • $5.6 Million For the Redlands,
  • $5 Million For the Sunshine Coast,
  • $3.5 Million For Pine Rivers,
  • $2.7 Million For Rockhampton.

Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said that importantly, the developments will provide homes for hundreds of vulnerable Queenslanders.

“Providing safe, secure affordable housing for people who need it, is the reason we’re undertaking this investment.” Minister de Brenni said.

“These homes are built to high standards of accessibility, which is important when it comes to making sure that our seniors and Queenslanders with a disability have a secure place to live in communities across the state.”

“Not only will these projects provide people with a safe, secure place to live, but they will also help supply an income for thousands of workers.”

QLD Minister for Housing & Public Works Mick de Brenni

QLD Minister for Housing & Public Works Mick de Brenni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minister de Brenni said the pipeline of Government-led housing construction builds on the projects already completed this financial year.

“We’ve already seen more than $7.7 million worth of new housing completed across Queensland.” Minister de Brenni said.

“Already 150 jobs have been supported across Aitkenvale, Southport and Stafford, with workers helping to build much needed shelter for 32 households in need of housing support.”

“The Queensland Government is proud to be supporting housing projects that will provide housing for Queenslanders in most need but also employment for our tradies in every part of Queensland.” Minister de Brenni said.