Social housing under construction in Pimpama

Published Wednesday, 31 May, 2023 at 03:26 PM

Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon

  • Construction is well underway on new social housing units in Pimpama to help house more Queenslanders
  • The $5.61 million complex will provide secure accommodation for 18 Gold Coast households when they need it most
  • It comes as Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon meets with Gold Coast housing and homelessness service providers today.

Construction is advancing on a new social housing project in Pimpama to help Queenslanders get a secure roof over their head.

The 14 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom unit complex being delivered by the Palaszczuk Government and will provide housing for 18 Gold Coast households.

These will join the more than 5,000 social homes already on the Gold Coast, including recently completed projects at Southport, Nerang and Varsity Lakes.

It’s part of a record $3.9 billion for social and affordable housing, the largest concentrated investment in Queensland’s history, to help deliver over 13,000 homes by June 2027.

The Pimpama social housing units are forecast to be completed in September, with people to begin moving in shortly after.

Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“With national housing pressures, we recognise there is a need for more social housing on the Gold Coast. That’s why we’re investing more than ever in new social and affordable homes.

“Once complete, these new social homes will help Queenslanders get a secure accommodation during their time of need

“We’ve committed to delivering hundreds of new homes on the Gold Coast as part of our record $3.9 billion housing investment

“These apartments are a great example of the work that’s being done, and it won’t be long now before people will be able to move in

“I also look forward to meeting with service providers on the Gold Coast today and hear from them about the challenges being experienced and how we can work together to improve housing outcomes.”

Quotes attributable to Nileport Projects Construction Manager Jared Gassman:

“We've worked closely with the Queensland Government to successfully deliver in excess of 300 units over the past 8 years

“Nileport Projects specialise in multi-res unit construction and take pride in our ability to deliver a quality product on all projects we undertake.

“We work collaboratively with local consultants, our subbies and suppliers so the potential benefits from a project such as this flow back into the local community.”

Further information:

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

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