Local housing action plans
We’re working with councils across Queensland to increase and diversify the supply of housing to meet the needs of communities.
We funded the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils (WQAC) to prepare local housing action plans for their 22 member councils, with special consideration given to each community’s current and future housing needs. All 22 councils have adopted their plans and will use them to respond to housing challenges in their local government area.
We have also funded the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) to develop 38 local housing action plans with Queensland local governments by March 2024.
This is part of our commitment under Action 5 of the Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025 to encourage community liveability, resilience, and social and economic growth and prosperity.
What is a local housing action plan?
Local housing action plans support housing in a local government area.
A local housing action plan:
- looks at factors impacting housing in a local government area and the current and future housing needs in each community
- identifies priority actions to address immediate, emerging and longer-term housing challenges in the area
- helps to coordinate responses to these challenges.
Each local housing action plan aims to:
- develop agreed priority actions to respond to housing need
- establish strong foundations for longer-term housing responses to improve housing and homelessness outcomes in the region into the future
- incorporate existing information and plans that help with developing responses to housing need and acknowledge work already completed by the council, state agencies, private and not-for-profit organisations
- enable all stakeholders to work together to deliver the actions identified in the plan.
Gympie Local Housing Action Plan
As a result of significant rainfall and flooding in the Gympie region during 2022, the Gympie Local Housing Action Plan was launched in December 2022. The Plan was developed through joint discussions between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council in consultation with key local housing stakeholders.
The Gympie Local Housing Action Plan 2022 focuses on actions to support housing needs following disaster events, and seeks to leverage this work to identify longer-term priority group supports and responses for Gympie.
We are working with Gympie Regional Council to implement the Local Housing Action Plan for the region, which includes housing investments, new builds and extra support services for the community.
Find out more about our response in Gympie including the Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park.
All 22 local housing action plans have been completed by the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils and adopted by the councils.
Each council is responsible for the actions in their plan. However, some actions will need help from the Queensland Government and local stakeholders to implement. Local housing action plans are living documents which can be updated by councils as actions are completed and circumstances change.
The 38 local housing action plans with Local Government Association of Queensland will be completed by March 2024.
In implementing the action plan, each council is encouraged to share information with their community.
If you have land or buildings that would be suitable for housing in your community, you can
- contact your local council
- submit your idea to the Queensland Government.
Queensland Housing Strategy