Work starts on Ipswich ‘affordable housing’ project

A NEW social housing project has kicked off in Ipswich.

Works began this week at the Booval development near the train station.

The project is the first of many more to come and part of a $103million package to deliver safe, secure and affordable housing for Ipswich residents over the next five years.

The availability of affordable housing has been flagged as an issue in Ipswich.

The two-level, two-building project at 18 Dudleigh St will create six new homes and is expected to be finished before the end of July.

Assistant Minister for State and Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard said the two ground-floor units would offer enhanced accessibility and adaptability suitable for people with mobility challenges.

“The ground-floor apartments will be built to platinum standard of the universal Liveable Housing Design Guidelines and boast features such as wider hallways, level thresholds and provision for grab rails,” Ms Howard said.

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