Menu
News

Minister: social housing transfer still on track

Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander
Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander Mike Knott

HOUSING Minister Tim Mander has rejected claims the planned transfer 90% of social housing management to the private sector was behind schedule.

The comments followed Labor MP Yvette D'Ath's claim in Queensland Parliament that the Housing 2020 Strategy was not keeping up with the State Government's own timeline.

She said transfers should have already started in Maroochydore and Gladstone, Robina, Redcliffe, Cairns and Woodridge, with Mackay, Rockhampton, Emerald, Bundaberg, Maryborough and Caboolture to begin before the end of the 2014-15 financial year

"Ms D'ath needs to make up her mind whether she wants us to go faster or slower," Mr Mander said.

"In the same breath she accuses us of approaching the transfers like 'a bull at a gate' but on then she complains we're taking too long.

"Let's not forget she somehow missed the fact that we had already announced the transfer of almost 5000 tenancies in Logan."

Mr Mander said the timelines Ms D'Ath referred to were contained in a draft plan for consultation with the community housing sector.

"They have been adjusted slightly as a result of that consultation," he said.

"Transfers are still on track to take place by 2020 as set out in the Housing 2020 Strategy."

-APN NEWSDESK

Topics:  housing politics social housing



Rocky woman alarmed at grave site mix-up

A cross and flowers that didn't belong to Amanda Riddock's grandmother was in the place of where they buried her months before.

Member of the public mistakenly placed items at wrong site

Stockland snake bite: Woman bitten near Rocky shopping centre

A woman was bitten by a snake near Stocklands Rockhampton, following a spate of snake bites during the hot weather. Pictured is an Eastern Brown.

A young woman is in hospital after the snake struck her foot

premium_icon The latest from The Morning Bulletin Editor's desk

The Morning Bulletin's new look website launches today.

LOCAL news remains at the heart of what we do.

Local Partners