Queensland

Three organisations shortlisted for Logan Renewal Initiative

THE Queensland Government this week announced that three non-government housing consortiums have been shortlisted for the next stage of the Logan Renewal Initiative, which aims to revitalise government-owned and managed social housing in Logan.

The Logan Renewal Initiative, which was introduced by former Housing and Public Works Minister Bruce Flegg in 2012, is a joint venture between the State Government and Logan City Council and also aims to increase the supply of new, affordable housing for rent and sale Logan.

According to the government, the three organisations shortlisted are:

  • • Brisbane Housing Company Ltd and Horizon Housing Company Ltd – two of the largest registered community housing providers in Queensland;
  • • Mirvac Queensland Pty Ltd – a leading building company with a track record in developing properties and master-planned communities. This group includes Churches of Christ Care and Mangrove Housing Association, two registered and experienced community housing providers in Queensland; and
  • • Compass Housing Services Co. Ltd – a large, registered community housing provider in New South Wales, managing around 3,500 social housing properties. This group also includes 4Walls Limited, a registered and experienced community housing provider in Queensland.

Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the shortlisted organisations have been invited to put forward detailed proposals for social housing renewal in the region.

"This is about creating mixed communities, providing better support for our tenants and addressing the high density of social housing in certain areas" Mr Mander said.

The Minister said the Logan Renewal Initiative will create mixed communities with a combination of social, affordable and private accommodation, as well as ensure that tenants have better access to the services they require.

The successful proponent is expected to be confirmed by the middle of this year.

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