BTR the closest thing we have to a silver bullet
- 12th April 2023
BTR - seems to be gaining traction as a housing solution. As it should. But the elephant in the room for me is GST treatment for Build to Rent, a cost to factor in as I commence 60 affordable BTR homes in regional Qld. One of the UDIA recommendations in the National Build-to-Rent report, states: ...
Queensland Govt's Housing Round Table (myself in attendance out of photo)
- 3rd April 2023
For those following the Queensland Government Housing Roundtable, there has been some amazing work behind the scenes from the Planning Institute of Australia and Matt Collins team, which has led to a number of important announcements over the past 24 hours. We are all aware of the challenges facing housing in Queensland and Australia, and I felt it was important to share some of the important news coming from the sector to help support improved access to housing in Queensland.
WIN Housing set to deliver 60 affordable homes to Regional Qld
- 17th March 2023
A WIN Housing Group alliance brings its Pilot project of 60 social & affordable homes to Regional Qld. A Permanent Rental Affordability development solution. Land under contract, (location to be announced soon) 30,000m2, sufficient to provide 60 dwellings for vulnerable women – in 6-8 months. A whole of team site assessment has provided a big thumbs up from Wolter Consulting Planning Group, Urban Engineering Solutions, CHP and modular housing representatives. And of course, my own team...
Music to my ears - Finland ends homelessness - it is clearly achievable
- 12th January 2023
Music to my ears. Finland ends homelessness. Clearly achievable. And cheaper than accepting homelessness. Enough with the "it's complicated" excuse, it's actually really simple. Housing First. Our basic human right.
2023 - & the prospect of real housing solutions for Qld's most vulnerable
- 7th January 2023
2023 feels promising! Dare I be excited, encouraged about the prospect of real housing solutions for Qld's most vulnerable? 3 top reads which grabbed my attention since 1 January: UDIA National's Driving Build to Rent Report Nov 2022 - One of the great points raised: "Private BTR development should be incentivized to deliver more affordable housing, boost CHP capacity, and close the gap faster."
2022 Live Like Her Challenge - a challenge it was! and just for one night
- 16th August 2022
I too am taking up the challenge, through my Rotary Club - Broadwater Southport, inviting other members to take up this challenge with me. This is such a great initiative, I have extended the challenge to all Rotary Clubs throughout the 9640 District. Let's hope for a great result for The Forgotten Women.
Housing Older Women Movement – collaborating with the Qld Dept of Housing, in an advisory capacity
- 25th August 2021
Over 8 weeks, together we have explored the issued faced by older women, the barriers to solutions, and proposed a number of actions and initiatives to be presented to our State Minister for Housing and Homelessness.
Proposed Moreton Bay Village Project – a unique and diverse range of affordable housing options in a Community Village
- 25th August 2021
WIN Housing Projects Pty Ltd has initiated a collaborative partnership approach to springboard ongoing supply of community villages, containing a diverse range of housing types. One & 2 bedroom, co-housing, and both purchase and rental options will be featured.
Announcing the establishment of our Charity – Voice4OlderWomen
- 22nd March 2021
WIN Housing Projects Pty Ltd has been established as a social enterprise, not-for-profit organisation. As such, all profits are to be retained in the business to ensure we make a further social impact. In order to scale up, to make a greater impact, fundraising is necessary and requires registration as a Charity organisation.
Mercy Foundation Grant – ending financial exclusion to suitable financial products for single women over 50
- 22nd March 2021
Thanks to the Mercy Foundation, Housing Older Women Movement (HOW M), Zonta and QShelter groups, a grant has been made possible to form a focus group which will engage with leading financial services providers.