Homes for Queenslanders: Modulars on the move for Wide Bay Burnett

Published Tuesday, 26 March, 2024 at 11:13 AM


The Honourable Steven Miles

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


  • Miles Government putting finishing touches on 22 modular homes in region as part of Homes for Queenslanders plan
  • Another 14 social homes constructed by traditional means also nearing completion in Gympie

More Homes for Queenslanders are on the cards in the Wide Bay Burnett, with new factory-built homes nearing completion.

They include:

  • Eleven x two-bedroom homes in Gympie
  • Seven x two-bedroom homes in Eidsvold
  • Two x two-bedroom homes in Maryborough
  • Two x two-bedroom homes in Bundaberg

Premier Steven Miles joined Bundaberg MP Tom Smith to inspect the local properties today, which are nearly ready for locals to move into.

Modular homes can be built in a fraction of the time, whatever the weather and can then be trucked to their destination.

The Miles Government is building modular homes through its public building arm QBuild as well as businesses across Queensland, with more than 100 built last year.

Just this month, the government opened its second QBuild modular factory in Cairns adding to its first factory in Brisbane.

To ramp up building more homes, faster the Miles Government is also rebuilding QBuild with up to 500 qualified trades staff and apprentices expected to join its ranks in its next phase.

Quotes attributable to Premier Steven Miles:

“Every Queenslander deserves a place to call home. That means we need to build more homes, faster – it’s that simple.

“Our plan sets the target of 53,500 social homes by 2046, backed by over $1.2 billion of additional funding, which takes the investment to over $7 billion since 2015.

“This shows we’re not wasting any time getting to work because all Queenslanders, especially our most vulnerable, should have somewhere safe and secure to sleep at night.”

Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:

“We know that to build more homes faster we need to do things differently.

“It’s why the Miles Government is partnering with people Queensland builders alongside our own QBuild tradies to assemble quality homes in factories across the state.

“We’re rebuilding QBuild after the LNP cut 1,600 jobs from its ranks – the people who are responsible for building, maintaining and repairing homes.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith:

“Our plan to deliver more social and affordable housing includes everything from traditional homes to these modular homes perfectly suited for the suburbs of Bundy.

“The LNP have suggested Homes for Queenslanders is too much – so the question they must answer is what will they cut from it? Is it the modular homes that are being built for our community, the traditional social homes, and the QBuild workers helping to build them?

"Under a Miles Labor Government people know our plan to increase housing will build more homes for more locals."


One modular home has already been tenanted in Maryborough, with families to move into the other homes as construction wraps up.

A further 14 homes in Gympie are also nearing completion, built through traditional means.


 Media contact: Francis Dela Cruz – 0420 592 078