Keenly aware of the plight of those who are homeless or living with housing uncertainty, Rockhampton MP Barry O’Rourke is focused on tackling the region’s homeless issue, one sod turn at a time.
Mr O’Rourke joined Paynters Project Manager Craig Hornagold and CQ Manager Wayne Lauga on site yesterday to officially launch the construction of a social housing project in Rockhampton.
The partnership between the Queensland Government and Paynters will result in a two-storey complex with 10 new one-bedroom social housing units, which are fully disability-accessible.
“The Campbell Street project will provide much-needed social housing for locals struggling with the rental market.”
The development will include a lift, car parking for 10 vehicles and functional, covered balconies for each unit. The development is conveniently located within easy walking distance to the local high school, shops and a bus stop servicing CQUniversity, Rockhampton CBD and Rockhampton Hospital.
Paynters General Manager Brett Johnston said the Campbell Street development was an important contribution to growing the supply of social housing in Rockhampton’s inner city.
“We are thrilled to be working with Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works to deliver these 10 new social housing homes in Rockhampton,” Mr Johnston said.
“Over the construction period, this project will employ 105 tradies, including 10 apprentices and trainees.”
“Paynters reputation has been built over 60 years in Queensland, a foundation based on respect and partnership with our clients.” he said.
Paynters Project Manager Craig Hornagold, Rockhampton MP Barry O’Rourke & Paynters Central Qld Manager Wayne Lauga