Queensland Housing Strategy

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is a 10-year framework driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

It redefines how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable housing and drive innovative housing design that responds to contemporary housing needs.
It also ensures those most in need are supported by a safety net of targeted early interventions, flexible packages of support, supportive social housing, and genuine wraparound services.
By creating well-lit housing pathways, we will promote growth, enable prosperity, create connections and instil confidence, providing every Queenslander with the opportunity to fully participate in social and economic life.

How we got here

Consultation discussion paper

In March 2016, we released the Working together for better housing and sustainable communities (PDF, 2.5MB) discussion paper, and kicked off a comprehensive state-wide community engagement and public consultation. We talked with communities and stakeholders across the state through face-to-face engagement sessions. We also collected your feedback through written submissions and online surveys.

Consultation summary

In December 2016, we released the Housing Strategy Consultation Summary 2016 (PDF, 2MB). The summary captures feedback, insight and ideas from more than 1,870 Queenslanders interested in improving housing outcomes and building strong communities.

Who we consulted with

Young people, older people, families and people with a disability from across the state shared their housing experiences.

Academics, peak and representative bodies provided their insight and feedback. We also received written submissions from individuals, community groups, industry organisations, businesses and not-for-profit groups.

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Locations visited during the consultation in 2016 (view a larger size)

What you said

Health, safety, and amenity

  • Reduce cost and promote ‘green’ design
  • Design for climate
  • Explore innovative housing options
  • Create fair rent arrangements

Accessible and affordable homes

  • Improve diversity of housing options
  • Enable better planning and housing design
  • Improve access
  • Increase social housing

A fair and responsive housing assistance system

  • Increase choice
  • Overcome barriers to housing
  • Better understand needs
  • Improve person-centred support

Collaboration and innovation

  • Support education and training
  • Improve service delivery
  • Improve cultural awareness
  • Address home ownership in remote Queensland
  • Better integrate services
  • Use technology

Your feedback is helping us develop a strategy to respond to the housing challenges facing the state.

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