Homes for Queenslanders: New homes complete in Charleville

Published Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 at 11:30 AM

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

Homes for Queenslanders: New homes complete in Charleville
  • Tenants have moved into two new Charleville social homes as part of Miles Government’s Homes for Queenslanders plan
  • Plan will deliver 53,500 social homes across the state by 2046

Local builders have completed works on two new Homes for Queenslanders in Charleville as the Miles Government boosts its social housing Big Build.

The dual occupancy social housing units were built by local company Gecko Builders and Concreters Charleville and have now been tenanted.

The Miles Government provided more than $644,000 for the construction of the new units, which supported around three full-time equivalent construction jobs.

Recently, the Miles Government launched its Homes for Queenslanders Plan, which will see it ramp up the construction of social housing, building 53,500 social homes across the state by 2046.

The new Charleville social homes join upgrades to Murweh Council’s camp accommodation facilities funded through the government’s Works for Queensland program.

Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“These homes show that we’re serious about building more Homes for Queenslanders through our plan.

“These houses are more than just four walls and a roof, they’re stability and the opportunity to pursue a good job, education and life.  

“The LNP saw social housing go backwards in Queensland by 428 homes, and now they think our Homes for Queenslanders plan is too much – so the question the LNP must answer is what would they cut? Is it homes like these?”

Quotes attributable to Charleville local Harold Lake, who recently moved into the new social housing home:

“I’ve been couch-surfing and staying with family for some time now. How can I put it? I’m over the moon to have this brand-new stable home,’’ he said.

“It means safety, security. I can walk to places to get what I need.’’

Further information:

Anyone who needs housing assistance can contact the Emerald Housing Service Centre on (07) 4988 1600 during business hours or call the 24/7 Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.

For more information about the Homes for Queenslanders plan, visit


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