Homes for Queenslanders: Investment Fund to deliver affordable homes for Hervey Bay seniors

Published Thursday, 11 July, 2024 at 10:00 AM

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

Concept image: Shorelyne
Concept image: Shorelyne


  • Miles Government and Shorelyne partner through Housing Investment Fund for 32 new homes in Hervey Bay
  • The project will provide affordable homes for low-income seniors, 65 years and over and low-income single women 50 years and over
  • Homes for part of Miles Government’s Homes for Queenslanders plan to deliver one million more homes

Thirty-two affordable homes will be built in Hervey Bay thanks to the Miles Government’s Housing Investment Fund and Homes for Queenslanders plan.

The government has partnered with local company Shorelyne to fund the building of homes aimed at low-income seniors, 65 years and over and low-income single women 50 years and over

The one-, two- and three-bedroom dual key homes will provide ageing in place options for Queenslanders – designed to allow tenants to live independently and with dignity.

Shorelyne is working with Metricon to construct the homes, with works forecast to commence in August.

The homes will be constructed in the new Pinnacle Hervey Bay estate, and form part of the Miles Government’s Homes for Queenslanders plan to deliver one million more homes.

Quotes attributable to Member for Hervey Bay Adrian Tantari:

“Hervey Bay is proud of its older community, and these homes will make a significant difference.

“I’ve fought hard for more homes to be built – especially for those most vulnerable in our community, – and I’m excited to see them delivered through this project announcement.

“These 32 houses, adds to the social homes, we are currently building in Hervey Bay right now.”

Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“The Housing Investment Fund is about partnering with industry and community housing providers to deliver more Homes for Queenslanders – and this is another proof point that it works.

“Whether it’s projects like this, new pathways to fast-track more affordable homes or utilising innovative Queensland businesses to rollout modular homes, we’re leaving no stone unturned.

“It’s a stark contrast to the LNP who are too busy blocking 8,000 Queenslanders from buying their own home by getting in the way of Help to Buy legislation.”

Quotes attributable to Shorelyne CEO Danielle Kohen:

“Shorelyne is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative aimed at providing affordable housing for the ageing population on the Fraser Coast.

“This 'Ageing in Place' project aims to ensure that tenants can live comfortably, independently, and with dignity in their own homes for as long as possible.

“This project will see the development of 32 affordable housing dwellings specifically designed to cater for older tenants' changing needs. 

“Shorelyne would like to thank the Queensland Government for their invaluable support and collaboration in making this project a reality. 

“We are excited about the future and are looking forward to working closely with the Queensland Government to deliver an exceptional 'Ageing in Place' housing solution in the Fraser Coast region.”

Further information:

To find out about the Miles Government’s Homes for Queenslanders plan visit:

For more information about the Housing Investment Fund visit:

Anyone who needs housing assistance can contact the Maryborough Housing Service Centre during business hours on 07 4324 8600 or call the 24/7 Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.


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