THE final touches are being put on seven two-bedroom homes in Goodna that have been built on a redevelopment site.
The Goodna site had previously contained two detached three-bedroom homes that had been built in 1974.
Housing Minister Meaghan Scanlon visited the new build this week, which includes three homes built to Gold level and one to Platinum level guidelines.
It means they will be suitable for older people and people with disability, with features including wider hallways and doors.
The Platinum level home is suitable for someone who mobilises in a wheelchair.
Minister Scanlon said the redevelopment of older properties allowed the government to boost the stock of social housing available.
“While social housing was traditionally built as family homes, the greatest demand in Ipswich, and across Queensland, is now from smaller households requiring one or two-bedroom homes.
“This trend is expected to continue so that is what we are building and buying to match this need.
“Not only are we building public social housing, we’re also partnering with organisations like the YWCA to build and buy social homes.”
Minister Scanlon also announced a partnership worth $5.5 million with YWCA to build 10 new social and affordable homes in the Ipswich region.
Six will be social homes funded by the government, and four will be affordable homes fully funded by YWCA.
The YWCA partnership co-incides with July’s announcement of 40 new homes to be built in Basin Pocket.