‘No genuinely affordable housing’ in Australia, warns housing minister

first_imgMinister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said society had broken a promise to young people.Mr de Brenni said policy makers had a responsibility to get it right, something he hoped would be the case with the Queensland government’s forthcoming ten year housing strategy.“Our housing strategy will, over ten years, turn the traditional notion of public housing on its head. As we redevelop homes in areas of historic public housing concentration, I want to make sure our new homes are at the cutting edge of design. You will be able to walk through these neighbourhoods without being able to tell which homes are public housing and which ones aren’t.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:47Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:47 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMonthly Core Index May 201700:47He said the Queensland government planned to ensure that revitalised precincts had a mix of designs, types and tenures of housing, citing the $1 billion 20-year Better Neighbourhoods Logan program as an example.He said government housing tenders would be for “innovative housing”, not “cookie cutter, soon to be unsuitable homes”. The Queensland government plans to have a mix of designs, types and tenures of housing in revitalised suburban precincts. Picture: Darren EnglandQUEENSLAND housing minister Mick de Brenni has called for a rethink, warning Australian housing was now unaffordable.“No genuinely affordable housing currently exists in this country – housing that gives working families the chance to prosper through stability – housing that gives young people the best opportunity to succeed,” he told the Q-Shelter – Future Housing Taskforce Conference in Brisbane.“Right at the heart of our housing affordability problem is a generation which is acutely aware that society has broken a promise to them.“We have told young people to work hard, further their education, play by the rules and they can enjoy the same promise of a middle class existence that my generation and the generations before us enjoyed.“But university funding has been cut. TAFE funding has been cut, and training is more expensive. Commutes from affordable suburbs are lengthy and getting longer every week.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“And we have a generation who is consistently being beaten out at auctions across the country by people who have been given a leg up by fifty years’ worth of government policies.”last_img read more

‘Free Community Document Shredding’ event planned to celebrate 30 years of business RESCHEDULED!

first_imgThe Paul Ehrman Insurance Agency in Batesville will hold a free “Community Document Shredding Event” Saturday, April 21, from 10 to noon. The event is part of the 30th anniversary of doing business in southeastern Indiana. The office is located at 1750 East State Road 46 in Batesville.last_img