Social housing units at Redcliffe will cater for people with disabilities or mobility issues

A new social housing project north of Brisbane should be ready for tenants by next year.

The $1.8 million project at Wyllie St, Redcliffe, will include 11 units – six one-bedroom and five two-bedrooms.

It comes after the Redcliffe Herald revealed close to half of the Moreton Bay residents who ­accessed homelessness support services were children.

Data from the State ­Government’s housing department shows that 797 people accessed emergency beds and other necessities from one of seven homeless ­support services operating in the Moreton Bay region during the 2016/17 financial year.

Of those 372 were children.

State Labor MP for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath toured the new complex on Friday.

“This project will not only provide new homes for Queenslanders who need housing

support but will also provide work for local contractors and trade apprentices

throughout its construction.” Mrs D’Ath said.

She said it would support 130 construction and industry jobs.

The complex has been designed to cater for people of all needs with a lift, wider doorways and handrails making them ideal for people with disabilities and mobility issues.

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Source: The Courier Mail