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  • Share What will happen to the site now? on Facebook Share What will happen to the site now? on Twitter Share What will happen to the site now? on Linkedin Email What will happen to the site now? link

    What will happen to the site now?

    about 1 year ago

    The Queensland Government will be acting quickly to secure and make safe the site, liaising closely with Griffith University in the process.

    Griffith University has indicated it will vacate the Mt Gravatt campus in late 2025 – early 2026 and the Queensland Government will be reviewing other future options for the site.

  • Share Don't students need this accommodation? on Facebook Share Don't students need this accommodation? on Twitter Share Don't students need this accommodation? on Linkedin Email Don't students need this accommodation? link

    Don't students need this accommodation?

    Simon Cole asked over 1 year ago

    The project will refurbish and repurpose vacant former student accommodation. Griffith University put forward the proposal as part of the Queensland Government’s Housing Roundtable and Summit as the facility was no longer being used for student accommodation.

  • Share So many older singles and couples have been provided the opportunity and have raised their children in 3 and 4 bedroom Department of Housing homes and have had the children grow up and leave the nest. These people have been provided a great opportunity by the State Government but now should provide other young families with children the same opportunity they have had. Is this an agenda the Government might look at considering, as the smaller accommodation like this at Mount Gravatt would be ideal for singles or couples already in Department of Housing 3 or 4 bedroom homes to relocate to and free up larger accommodation for current struggling families? on Facebook Share So many older singles and couples have been provided the opportunity and have raised their children in 3 and 4 bedroom Department of Housing homes and have had the children grow up and leave the nest. These people have been provided a great opportunity by the State Government but now should provide other young families with children the same opportunity they have had. Is this an agenda the Government might look at considering, as the smaller accommodation like this at Mount Gravatt would be ideal for singles or couples already in Department of Housing 3 or 4 bedroom homes to relocate to and free up larger accommodation for current struggling families? on Twitter Share So many older singles and couples have been provided the opportunity and have raised their children in 3 and 4 bedroom Department of Housing homes and have had the children grow up and leave the nest. These people have been provided a great opportunity by the State Government but now should provide other young families with children the same opportunity they have had. Is this an agenda the Government might look at considering, as the smaller accommodation like this at Mount Gravatt would be ideal for singles or couples already in Department of Housing 3 or 4 bedroom homes to relocate to and free up larger accommodation for current struggling families? on Linkedin Email So many older singles and couples have been provided the opportunity and have raised their children in 3 and 4 bedroom Department of Housing homes and have had the children grow up and leave the nest. These people have been provided a great opportunity by the State Government but now should provide other young families with children the same opportunity they have had. Is this an agenda the Government might look at considering, as the smaller accommodation like this at Mount Gravatt would be ideal for singles or couples already in Department of Housing 3 or 4 bedroom homes to relocate to and free up larger accommodation for current struggling families? link

    So many older singles and couples have been provided the opportunity and have raised their children in 3 and 4 bedroom Department of Housing homes and have had the children grow up and leave the nest. These people have been provided a great opportunity by the State Government but now should provide other young families with children the same opportunity they have had. Is this an agenda the Government might look at considering, as the smaller accommodation like this at Mount Gravatt would be ideal for singles or couples already in Department of Housing 3 or 4 bedroom homes to relocate to and free up larger accommodation for current struggling families?

    Marty123 asked over 1 year ago

    The facility will provide temporary and short-term housing to adults with low level support needs who are having difficulty finding a suitable and affordable place to live, until they can find more permanent accommodation. While it will provide a dignified temporary home, the facility will not be fit for purpose as a longer-term accommodation option. There is no plan as part of this project to relocate residents from existing Department of Housing homes to the new temporary accommodation facility.

  • Share What background checks/screening will be completed for the potential residences? on Facebook Share What background checks/screening will be completed for the potential residences? on Twitter Share What background checks/screening will be completed for the potential residences? on Linkedin Email What background checks/screening will be completed for the potential residences? link

    What background checks/screening will be completed for the potential residences?

    cushion asked over 1 year ago

    While the proposed cohort of residents has been identified (single people or couples, with low level support needs and whose main issue is affordability and finding a suitable place to live, therefore needing access to temporary or short-term housing until they can find more permanent options), specific details such as tenancy management and traffic management will be resolved with input from the operator (once identified), giving consideration to feedback from the community.

     

    The Department of Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy is responsible for engaging an appropriate experienced provider to manage the facility. The Department is progressing discussions with the community housing provider sector in this regard and specific details around tenancy management will be resolved with input from the operator (once identified), giving consideration to feedback from the community. 

  • Share Why wasn’t community consultation occurred before this development was approved? on Facebook Share Why wasn’t community consultation occurred before this development was approved? on Twitter Share Why wasn’t community consultation occurred before this development was approved? on Linkedin Email Why wasn’t community consultation occurred before this development was approved? link

    Why wasn’t community consultation occurred before this development was approved?

    Percui asked over 1 year ago

    Since the opportunity to repurpose the former student accommodation at Griffith University’s Mount Gravatt Campus as temporary accommodation was identified as part of the recent Housing Roundtable, the Queensland Government has been working with Griffith University to determine how best to use the existing buildings as quickly as possible.  After completion of initial site investigations, works to repurpose and refurbish the existing buildings to create appropriate living spaces are now underway in line with the relevant legislative and regulatory pathways, with the intention that these buildings can be operational as quickly as possible to temporarily house those members of the community who have never before experienced homelessness or loss of housing, and for who affordability is the main issue. 

    From a community consultation perspective, initial consultation has included the development of this ‘Have Your Say’ project page, which was launched on the DSDILGP’s website on 15 December 2022 and EDQ has been actively responding to queries raised by the community through this forum, and other avenues. 

    The safety and security of both the residents and those in the immediate area is a key priority of the Queensland Government, and design and operational factors that provide comfort in this regard continue to be developed. The Queensland Government will be seeking community input on these aspects. EDQ will host a number of information sessions, giving the community an opportunity to drop-in and find out more about the project and to speak with our team. 

    Further details about the sessions will be available on this page over the coming weeks.

  • Share As a local resident how can we be kept informed on this ? on Facebook Share As a local resident how can we be kept informed on this ? on Twitter Share As a local resident how can we be kept informed on this ? on Linkedin Email As a local resident how can we be kept informed on this ? link

    As a local resident how can we be kept informed on this ?

    Nad asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question.  

    To stay informed, please visit the Mount Gravatt Temporary Accommodation Project Have Your Say web page and register to receive updates about the project.