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    JOINT STATEMENT
    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
    Minister for Housing and Public Works
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    $100M Government-led housing construction in pipeline

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Minister for Housing and Public Works
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    $100M Government-led housing construction in pipeline

    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.

    “It means millions of dollars will be injected into local economies, including: almost $9.5 million into Ipswich; over $21.5 million into Townsville, and $19.4 million for the Gold Coast.

    “Additionally there’ll be boosts of: $2.7 million into Rockhampton; $6 million into Toowoomba; about $5.6 million into the Redlands; over $5 million for the Sunshine Coast and nearly $3.5 million into Pine Rivers," Premier Palaszczuk said.

    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,” he 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.”

    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,” he 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.”

    Media contact: Tristan Douglas 0447 164 197