New affordable seniors’ housing to be built in Brisbane

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Brisbane’s northside is set to gain new affordable apartments for seniors under a partnership between the Queensland Government and Brisbane Housing Company (BHC).

The development at Redcliffe, which will commence later this year for completion in 2024, will be delivered by BHC with investment from the Queensland Government’s Housing Investment Fund.

According to Cameron Dick (pictured, centre right), Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, the development – as well as another in Chermside, which is not aimed at seniors – will be part of a massive investment in social and affordable housing.

“Our government is committed to delivering social and affordable housing through a range of fit-for-purpose initiatives, and the Housing Investment Fund is just the latest of these.

“This project at Redcliffe will comprise 84 single bedroom apartments in a combination of affordable and social housing. They’ll be aimed at seniors and empty nesters looking to downsize, which is exactly the right market here on the peninsula,” he said.

Rebecca Oelkers (pictured, far left), CEO of BHC, thanked the Palaszczuk Government for its support.

“These new social and affordable homes will help to provide stability and hope for Queenslanders in housing need,” she said.

“BHC recognises the important investment made by the state government under the Housing Investment Fund, and we’re proud of our partnership on these two developments.”

BHC owns the affordable Arbor Sherwood vertical village, which achieved full occupancy last year.