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Queensland bottom of per-capita housing spend

“There have been issues around sourcing of materials, but I understand that [Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch] is constantly opening new social housing dwellings.

“She’s opening up one … this weekend, so there’s more happening around the state.”


Sustained increases in interstate migration and a materials and skills shortage in the construction industry were affecting the market, a report following the summit said.

Enoch said the mass Queensland migration had impacted the data, which also failed to take in additional government funding.

“Nobody could have anticipated out of COVID that we would have seen these kinds of pressures on the housing market,” Enoch said on Wednesday.

“The housing investment fund now gives us some guaranteed funding into the future to ensure that we are building at pace with what we’re seeing in terms of the migration into our state.”

Opposition Housing spokesman Tim Mander said the state government was failing to do its part in releasing enough land and increasing supply as the population grows.

“Three months on from the Palaszczuk government’s housing summit, how many Queenslanders have now got a roof over their head, as promised?” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

“This government must empower the community housing sector to support the nearly 50,000 Queenslanders waiting for a home and must release more land for affordable housing.”

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