Palaszczuk Government gives rescued homes new life
Published Sunday, 09 July, 2023 at 01:50 PM
Minister for Housing
The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon
- 11 homes will be saved from demolition and used as social housing
- Homes from the Logan Rail Corridor redevelopment zone will be moved to state-owned land.
- The first home has been relocated to Sunnybank and is being made ready for new tenants.
Eleven homes destined for demolition will be repurposed as social housing for Queenslanders in need.
The homes were originally in blocks scheduled to be redeveloped as part of the Logan Rail Corridor and will be moved to state-owned land.
The first social home has already made the journey to its new location in Sunnybank and is being made ready for new tenants.
A contract has been awarded to move another social home and nine more tenders are currently open.
Quotes attributable to Member for Stretton James Martin:
“I’m excited to welcome the first social home from the Logan Rail Corridor redevelopment right here to Sunnybank.
“The large family home will open its doors to its new Sunnybank residents shortly after it is refurbished.”
Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:
“My focus is on getting Queenslanders in need into social housing sooner, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.
“When we found out these homes were suitable for relocation, we jumped at the chance to repurpose them for social housing.
“Whether it’s through moving homes earmarked for demolition or repurposing retirement homes – we’re putting all options on the table to help Queenslanders.”
Quotes attributable to Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey:
“The Logan Rail Corridor will not only provide Queenslanders with better transport but will now be responsible for housing Queenslanders in need.
“The Palaszczuk Government will continue to work across portfolios to find new ways to help Queenslanders.”
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