We know the Queensland Government is working hard on an integrated set of housing solutions and a new long-term Housing Plan. However, its success may be undermined unless specific actions are in place to prevent negative housing impacts from Brisbane 2032.
- Greater investment in supportive housing, in major inner urban locations, as a response to people who are homeless and have complex needs in the runway to Brisbane 2032.
- Optimal conversion of the athletes’ village precincts into social, affordable, and accessible homes to be delivered by community housing organisations (CHOs).
- Establishment of a ‘Housing Trust’ to capture ESG and other philanthropic contributions to diversify funding available for social and affordable homes. The Trust could also provide a value capture from major commercial and procurement activities from the games.
- A workforce housing strategy to ensure that all infrastructure projects related to the Games have a plan for how the workforce will be housed, with the least possible impact on existing housing markets and conditions.
- Housing market impacts related to Brisbane 2032 to be frequently monitored and reported on as part of the Queensland Government Monitoring Program inclusive of a role for the Housing Supply Expert Panel.
A range of workforce needs are emerging, and the future of contemporary service models will depend on an available workforce with the skills needed to deliver programs of housing and support.
- Fund a traineeship/cadetship program to support housing and homelessness services to attract a new workforce.$3 million.
- Secure subsidised training and education in housing and homelessness areas in support of sector growth and to reduce training costs for the workforce (certificate and diploma levels).