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Housing response continues with new Cairns partner

Housing response continues with new Cairns partner

Homelessness
Housing Stress
Social Housing
The Record
13/12/2023 12:00 PM

Image: Moira Lyons and Sharon Shearsmith from Vinnies Housing, Far North Queensland Diocesan President Veronica Innes, State Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Society Vice-President Dennis Innes.

With 2023 setting the groundwork for the Society’s “500 Homes in 5 Years” project, we are ready to hit the ground running in 2024 to build up our housing response and provide more Queenslanders with a safe, long-term place to call home.

With 2023 setting the groundwork for the Society’s “500 Homes in 5 Years” project, we are ready to hit the ground running in 2024 to build up our housing response and provide more Queenslanders with a safe, long-term place to call home.

In the last few weeks, our first major step in this project, building 147 social and affordable homes in Bundaberg (60 units), Gold Coast (60 units) and Toowoomba (27 units), received Member approval at the recent AGM and the Project Managers have also been approved, meaning we are ready to commence the development approval phase with the respective Councils.

Recently, our homelessness response was bolstered with the announcement of the State Government working with the Society to convert an 18-unit facility in Cairns to crisis accommodation for locals experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

We are exploring other options across the state, with a total of more than 450 homes in our development pipeline.

Read the Summer 2023 edition of The Record