$3M for new disability housing projects across Queensland

MORE than $3 million in innovative housing projects, set to provide sustainable and long-term living arrangements for people with disability, have been opened for tender.

Inspecting the newest Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Initiative (EPCII) home in Bundaberg for Community Cabinet, Disability Services Minister Coralee O'Rourke urged interested organisations to apply for the fourth round of funding before 30 November 2015.

"We know that investing in these types of projects goes a long way towards giving older parent carers more certainty about the long-term care options for their son or daughter with a disability," Minister O'Rourke said.

"One-off capital grants of up to $1 million and smaller grants up to $50,000 are available for projects that deliver flexible and innovative housing for people with disability who have ageing parent carers.

"Successful projects are already underway in Townsville, Bundaberg, Logan and the South Burnett, with more to follow in the Tablelands, North Brisbane and Toowoomba - just to name a few.

"I look forward to seeing even more projects get off the ground thanks to this latest funding."

Minister O'Rourke said the construction of the new premises would lead to the creation of additional work and jobs for local tradespeople and suppliers.



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