The Miles Labor Government has plans to create more housing options in Queensland after a recent inner-city purchase.
A former hotel in South Brisbane will be transformed into 20 two-bedroom units and 32 studio units for families at risk of homelessness.
Located within walking distance of the South Bank Parklands, the new homes are close to public transport and essential services such as hospitals.
Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon said, “This place will have a huge impact for families – a number of whom may have been staying in emergency accommodation while we have been working to find them a long-term housing solution.”
The purchase follows other purchases and leases including two inner city hotels, and former retirement villages and aged care facilities in Clayfield, Toowoomba, Redlands and Rothwell.
Work will soon begin to make some modifications to convert hotel rooms to homes, with the first households anticipated to move within the first half of 2024.
“We will now modify the hotel, ensuring that all the suites are converted into self-contained units and appropriate supports are made available on site for those families that’ll soon be calling it home,” Minister Scanlon said.
The purchase is part of the Queensland Government’s investment in social and affordable housing to help deliver thousands of homes across the state.