More than 4,000 new social housing dwellings will be built across the state by 2012 as part of Queensland's $1.2 billion share of the Australian Government's Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.
The largest number of dwellings will be constructed in regions with the strongest demand for housing and job creation. The majority of these properties will be managed by not-for-profit housing providers.
Many dwellings will have environmentally-friendly features such as six-star energy efficiency ratings and water-saving devices such as water tanks. Some will also include grab rails, hobless showers, wider doorways and lever-style door handles and taps to improve accessibility for tenants.
The construction of new social housing under the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan will assist the Department of Communities to place those people who have been assessed as having high or very high housing needs into long-term accommodation.
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