26 January, 2024
Land gift to boost housing project
A PIECE of land is being gifted by Tablelands Regional Council to a housing organisation for a project that will assist older people to live at home.
The council will gift land at 47 Kelly Street, Atherton, to Tablelands Community Housing for its Curtain Fig Cottage Project.
“This is a real game changer for services that support older members of our community to live at home,” Mayor Rod Marti said.
“The Kelly Street location is central to town amenities while still being part of a larger green space.
“We are honoured to provide the land for this project, and it’s one of the many ways we are showing our ongoing commitment to older people on the Tablelands.”
The project consists of five individual duplexes providing 10 one-bedroom accessible units on a site that will provide for indoor and outdoor communal interactions.
Tablelands Community Housing is grateful to TRC for the land donation.
“This commitment by TRC unlocks our ability to increase the supply of social and affordable housing on the Tablelands and will be used to construct units for housing older women, who are a priority group,” manager Marita Romano said.
“The project will assist in supporting our senior citizens as well as contribute to the local economy and growth of our community,’ she said.
The housing organisation will work with the Queensland Government to deliver the project.