QLD Government Makes Prime Land Available For Affordable Housing

12/09/2014 5:06 pm

BHCBrisbane families in need of affordable housing will benefit from a new $13 million apartment complex being built on government land at Lutwyche.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney today turned the first sod on the Spectrum Apartments project, made possible by the provision of 4,370 square metres of prime state-owned land on Lutwyche Road.

“Our Government is happy to see land owned by the people of Queensland, used by Queenslanders who really need it,” Mr Seeney said...

“we’ve taken land that had been left vacant for years by Labor and provided it to affordable housing provider BHC for the development of 60 new affordable and private apartments and retail spaces.

“This development will provide housing for those in need and delivers on our election promise to provide better infrastructure and grow the construction sector of our economy.”

BHC Chief Executive Officer David Cant said the $13 million residential and retail development, being designed by architects Cottee Parker, was scheduled for completion in 2016.

“Spectrum Apartments will provide a path back to the inner-city for those who haven’t been able to keep up with Brisbane’s rising rents,” Mr Cant said.

Construction of Spectrum Apartments is scheduled to start early next year.

The gifting of this government land to BHC for the Spectrum Apartments project follows a 2,429 square metre site at Wooloowin being gifted to national charity Youngcare last year for the development of age-appropriate housing.