First ready-made social homes arrive in Longreach
Published Thursday, 25 May, 2023 at 12:06 PM
Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon
- The first of 50-plus factory-built houses funded by the Palaszczuk Government have arrived at their new home in Longreach
- Built in Queensland, two prefabricated homes have made the 1,200km journey out west, with four more to join them soon
- The other homes will soon be craned onto trucks bound for Ipswich, Logan, Central Queensland and the Wide Bay/Burnett.
Link to Ministerial Statement, vision and images here: https://tinyurl.com/4wn3hsn4
Longreach has received its first delivery of factory-built social housing with two prefabricated homes arriving from the Sunshine Coast this week.
The Palaszczuk Government has funded more than 50 of the homes, which are also being built in Toowoomba and Yatala.
Another 4 will be sent to Longreach later this year, with homes also bound for Ipswich, Logan, Central Queensland and Wide Bay/Burnett.
The factory-built houses are part of the State Government’s $3.9 billion for social and affordable housing – the largest concentrated investment in Queensland history.
Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:
“Every person deserves a roof over their head, no matter where they live in our state.
“More than 4,400 homes have been built since we came to government, and Queenslanders can expect more through our record $3.9 billion investment to help deliver 13,000 homes.
“As part of our investment we’re looking at innovative ways to deliver housing, including through things like prefabrication.
“To build thousands of new homes sooner we need to look at new ways to do things, and prefabricated houses will help fast-track the delivery of homes to the most vulnerable in our community who need them.
“They’re quick to build and join more than 600 social and affordable homes currently under construction by this government.
“We’ve delivered on average more than 10 homes a week since coming to government and I want to make sure we see more projects like this delivered as soon as possible.”
Media contact: Francis Dela Cruz – 0420 592 078