The Queensland Government has announced that $2.8 billion of the upcoming state Budget has been allocated to the delivery of its housing plan, enabling the creation of hundreds more modular homes.  

Queensland Premier, Steven Miles, made the announcement at the QBuild Rapid Accommodation and Apprentice Centres in Eagle Farm, where new modular homes are under construction for the Torres Strait. 

The Budget backs in funding to support up to 600 more modular homes in partnership with the private sector to be underway by the end of 2024. 

Modular homes are built in a factory and are then delivered to site, where they are set up in a fraction of the time of a traditional build. 

Ordering 600 more modular homes will help this part of the housing sector grow, and will go to locations including Bundaberg, Innisfail, Mackay, and Warwick, along with others throughout remote and regional Queensland. 

These homes can get people out of temporary accommodation quicker – where the government is currently investing millions of dollars – as on-site construction time can be three months compared to a year for many traditional builds. 

Premier Miles, said that he is doing what matters for Queenslanders – delivering more homes, better healthcare services and critically, cost of living relief to every household. 

“It’s our plan that’s delivering one million more Homes for Queenslanders,” Premier Miles said.  

“My first Budget as Premier of the state will help get more homes up off the ground, put more tradies on the tools, provide support for renters and our hardworking homelessness organisations. 

“I know that to build the homes Queensland needs, we need to do things differently, which is why QBuild and businesses across the state will be enlisted to rollout more modular homes.” 

Queensland Deputy Premier and Treasurer, Cameron Dick, said that the State Government is doing what matters for Queenslanders, by delivering safe and affordable places to call home. 

“We are doing this by pulling every lever possible,” Deputy Premier Dick said.  

“To deliver the Homes for Queenslanders we’ve committed $2.8 billion in the upcoming Budget, the largest investment in housing in Queensland’s history. 

“This record investment in the state’s housing means we will continue this momentum and provide more housing for all Queenslanders.”  

Image: madcat13shumbrat/shutterstock.com 

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