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Working together to tackle homelessness

February 10, 2023

Work on Bric’s new housing development in Redcliffe – to provide high quality affordable homes to those in need – has been officially launched by Minister for Communities and Housing, Leeanne Enoch MP.

The event, held at Portwood Street in Redcliffe, heard speeches from key partners including Leeanne Enoch MP, Bric Housing, and Paynters Pty Ltd who are undertaking construction.

A group of bric & Queensland Government representatives are on a building site.

A group of bric & Queensland Government representatives are on a building site

Bric secured the land required for the development and is building 18 modern fully self-contained 1-bedroom apartments – in partnership with, and funded by, the Queensland Government. The Queensland Government provided $9.1 million (GST inclusive) funding for this project and Bric Housing provided land worth almost $1 million.

Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch said the development was part of the Queensland Government’s record $3.9 billion investment in social and affordable housing.

“I am proud that our government is partnering with Bric Housing to deliver more social housing for Queenslanders in need,” Ms Enoch said.

“The Queensland Government is continuing to working closely with the community housing sector, including Bric Housing, to deliver more social and affordable housing right across the state.”

Commenting on the project, Bric CEO Jane West said: “Additional social housing is a vital part of tackling homelessness and housing need in Queensland. Bric is proud to be working with the State Government to provide 18 long term homes here in Redcliffe. Building projects like these requires financial and other support from many parties – we are grateful for the support received to make this development a reality.

Affordable housing is in high demand in Moreton Region and across Queensland. Support for the Portwood Street development has also been received from Moreton Bay Council with the waiving of $220,000 in infrastructure charges and development application fees.

On completion in late 2023, the development will provide 18 much-needed long term homes designed to Gold and Platinum standards, that will support tenants to age in place with amenities such as secure lobby and lift access, private balconies, car parking and community spaces. Bric staff will be on site to provide supportive tenancy management, and help build community connections.

The unit complex will benefit from a rooftop solar system, with state-of-the-art technology to distribute the solar energy between the units. Funded through a Queensland Government Climate Smart Grant, Bric has partnered with Allume Energy to provide a system where the benefit of the solar renewable energy generated goes direct to tenants.