Systemic change through both legislative and service delivery reform is required to ensure people living in supported accommodation have access to safe, secure, and affordable housing that respects people’s rights and is appropriate for people’s needs.
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Despite being signatories on the UN Declaration of Human Rights for the past 75 years, not all Australians have full enjoyment of their human rights and some rights become less protected when housing is insecure or unavailable.
QCOSS is a proud supporter of Everybody’s Home - a national campaign to fix the housing crisis. It was launched in 2018 by a coalition of housing, homelessness and welfare organisations to achieve the change needed so everybody has a safe and decent place to live.
Immediate action, as well as a comprehensive long-term plan, are required to address the housing crisis in Queensland. QCOSS welcomes the federal government's commitment to developing a Plan to address housing challenges, which must be a whole government plan and set an ambitious goal of ending housing need in Australia within a decade.
QCOSS welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback about the Bill and the Queensland Government’s commitment to making amendments to the Planning Act 2017 to include a state-facilitated application process to streamline the assessment of development applications to the extent that it will accelerate the delivery of social and affordable housing.
QCOSS welcomes the Shaping South East Queensland Regional Plan 2023 Update (The Plan) and the opportunity to provide feedback. We welcome the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning’s commitment to update The Plan to address existing housing shortages and respond to predicted increased demand for housing due to population growth in South East Queensland.
Queensland’s housing system is under unprecedented pressure. In the face of renewed population growth, the chronic undersupply of housing, particularly social and affordable housing, is escalating the scale of housing stress. QCOSS supports the development and implementation of Our Place: A First Nations Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2024–2027 (the Action Plan).
Queensland’s housing system is under unprecedented pressure. In the face of renewed population growth, the chronic undersupply of housing, particularly social and affordable housing, is escalating the scale of housing stress. QCOSS supports introducing meaningful inclusionary zoning to obligate private developers to increase the supply of social and affordable housing in Queensland.
QCOSS supports the reform proposed in the "Discussion Paper: Ensuring the annual rent increase frequency limit is effective" because it will help to achieve the government’s policy aim of limiting the number of times rent on a property can be increased to once per year. However, to ensure the private rental market is fair, further reform is required.
In a year that the tenacity and resilience of the sector was so evident, it’s been humbling to collaborate with and advocate for the organisations who are there for Queenslanders when things get tough. In that vein, 2022-23 was a year where QCOSS celebrated the work, and workers, of our sector.