TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN NEED ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
14th August 2023
• Seven units of temporary accommodation secured for women who need housing support in Nambour
• Palaszczuk Government contributing $30,000 to support refurbishment for units
• Partnership with Coast2Bay Housing and Nambour Community Centre
• It builds on a record $5 billion for social and affordable housing – the largest investment in Queensland’s history – to help deliver 13,500 homes
The Palaszczuk Government has contributed funding for a community partnership that has secured seven units in Nambour to provide temporary accommodation for women who need housing support.
This community partnership between Sundale, Coast2Bay Housing and the Nambour Community Centre, will provide temporary accommodation for women in need for 18 months while they are supported to transition to the private rental market.
The Palaszczuk Government has provided $30,000 funding to refurbish the units.
The units are owned by Sundale, with Coast2Bay to manage the property and the tenancies and the Nambour Community Centre will provide homelessness supports to the tenants.
Quotes attributable to Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon:
“These units will deliver safe, secure and supported temporary accommodation for women who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, including women who may be on the Social Housing Register.
“Over the next 18 months, these units and the wrap around services provided by Coast2Bay Housing and the Nambour Community Centre will support these women to transition to the private rental market.
“Our government is a proud supporter of community-led projects and initiatives to help deliver more housing solutions for Queenslanders in need.
“It builds on supports like rental grants and subsidies as well as bond loans that we provide, and a record $5 billion for social and affordable housing – the largest investment in Queensland’s history.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton:
“This is a fantastic outcome for women who need housing assistance here on the Sunshine Coast,” he said.
“What this funding demonstrates is a shared commitment by our government and partner organisations to deliver more immediate housing solutions for people in need.
“For the women who will call these units home, this will be a life-changing project.
“We know that having access to safe and secure housing and the stability of a place to call home makes a big difference in many aspects of people’s lives.”
Explainer/fast fact and or further information:
Anyone who needs housing assistance can contact their local Housing Service Centre during business hours or call the 24/7 Homeless Hotline on 1800 474 753.