Plans Unveiled for Social and Affordable Housing in Woolloongabba

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Plans have been unveiled for new social and affordable housing in Woolloongabba, which would provide secure accommodation for individuals and families who need it the most.


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The proposed development, located at 7-9 Carl Street, will comprise a total of 81 housing units, with 41 units designated for social housing and 40 units earmarked as affordable homes.

The complex, designed by Cox Architecture, will feature one studio unit, 66 one-bedroom, and 14 two-bedroom apartments, carefully designed to meet the diverse needs of its future residents. 

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Whilst further due diligence is still pending, the plan includes the demolition of existing dwelling houses on the site to pave the way for the 15-storey building with an additional rooftop level. Future residents of the affordable housing in Woolloongabba will also have access to a communal rooftop garden and recreational space, ensuring a welcoming community atmosphere.

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One of the key factors expediting the project’s progress is its application for a Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID). This strategic move enables the streamlining of development approvals, allowing the development team to fast-track construction and swiftly turn the visionary concept into a reality. 

This¬†initiative has been made possible through the Queensland Government’s Housing Investment Fund (HIF). The Brisbane Housing Company (BHC) will join forces with the Queensland Investment Corporation to construct the housing complex, illustrating a collaborative effort to tackle the housing crisis.¬†


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The HIF, with a record-breaking $5 billion investment, stands as Queensland’s largest-ever funding allocation for social and affordable housing, aiming to deliver up to 13,500 homes.


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Rebecca Oelkers, Chief Executive Officer of BHC, expressed her enthusiasm for the project, emphasising their mission to create vibrant developments that provide secure, long-term rental housing for Queenslanders facing housing challenges. The forthcoming complex in Woolloongabba aligns with this vision, as it seeks to offer a safe haven for individuals and families.

Published 10-July-2023