Homes for Queenslanders: Modulars provide new homes for Cunnamulla

Published Wednesday, 08 May, 2024 at 11:50 AM

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Public Works
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

Homes for Queenslanders: Modulars provide new homes for Cunnamulla
  • Tenants begin moving into six new modular homes for Cunnamulla
  • Part of Miles Government’s Homes for Queenslanders target of 53,500 new social homes by 2046

The first families have moved into six factory-built modular homes in Cunnamulla, as the Miles Government delivers its Homes for Queenslanders plan.

The Cunnamulla modular homes were built in Hutchinson Builders’ factory in Toowoomba.

In addition to partnering with industry, the Miles Government is building modular homes through its public building arm QBuild as well as businesses across Queensland, with more than 100 built last year.

Modular homes are just one of the tools being used as part of the Miles Government’s long-term housing plan - Homes for Queenslanders – which includes 53,500 more social homes across the state by 2046.

Recently, the government opened its second QBuild modular factory in Cairns adding to its first factory in Brisbane.

To ramp up building more homes, faster the Miles Government is also rebuilding QBuild with up to 500 qualified trades staff and apprentices expected to join its ranks in its next phase.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Local Government, Planning and Minister for Public Works Meaghan Scanlon:

“We know that to build more homes faster we need to do things differently.

“It’s why the Miles Government is partnering with Queensland builders alongside our own QBuild tradies to assemble quality homes in factories across the state.

“These homes take less time to build than conventional construction, and because they’re built inside a factory, aren’t hampered by weather delays.

“The LNP think our Homes for Queenslanders plan is too much – so what will they cut? Is it modular homes like these?”

Quotes attributable to Debbie who moved from the tiny town of Eulo this month into one of the new homes at Cunnamulla:

“I’ve had a lot of health issues lately, and I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis which is debilitating sometimes, so it’s good that it’s all one level here.

“I was really happy when they called to offer me a home.”


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