The Queensland government recently announced they would be partnering with St Vincent de Paul Queensland to build 147 new social houses in Toowoomba, Bundaberg and the Gold Coast. It will cost $71 million.

In a statement, the government said the project was part of a $5 billion investment to start building 13 000 social and affordable Queensland homes by 2027.

Queensland Greens housing spokesperson and MP Dr. Amy MacMahon told The Wire what she thought of the plan and discussed additional solutions to address the housing crisis.

The Wire reached out to Queensland Minister for Housing Meaghan Scanlon for comment, but she did not respond.


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Featured In Story: Dr Amy MacMahon MP – Member for South Brisbane and QLD Greens housing spokesperson

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 11 July 2023