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Monday, March 4, 2024

Knockdown makes way for 23 new homes in Cairns

The Queensland Government is partnering with Access Community Housing Company to deliver 23 new social homes in Earlville.  

The $8.5 million development will replace 14 aged dwellings owned by Access Community Housing Company with fit-for-purpose accommodation.

Demolition is currently underway to make way for construction next year.

“The old homes on this site really needed a refresh so that they could better meet the needs of tenants now and into the future,” said Queensland Housing Minister, Meaghan Scanlon (pictured, centre).

Artist’s impression of the new building.

“It also gave us the chance to increase the number of units from 14 to 23 so that even more Queenslanders will be able to make their home here.”

ACHC CEO, Liz Brown said the company was delighted to be partnering with the Queensland Government to deliver the project at a time of such critical need in the Cairns community.

“The development will deliver one and two bedroom apartments suitable for a range of individuals including older people and those living with a disability, including 4 to a platinum standard,” she said.

“It is such a wonderful location, close to shops, services and clinics and will make a significant difference in the lives of those people.”

Access Community Housing Company supported the previous tenants to relocate to suitable alternative accommodation ahead of the demolition.

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