New Zillmere Housing Project for First Nation Peoples Commences Construction Soon

New Social Housing Project in Zillmere for First Nation Peoples Commences Construction Soon

Did you know that Zillmere has been chosen as the site for a planned, affordable housing project for eligible First Nation peoples?



In early 2022, the State Government announced that it has partnered with Umpi Korumba Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Corporation to deliver new homes for the indigenous people in Brisbane’s north.

A total of $1.63 million (GST inclusive) in funding will be allocated to Umpi Korumba to redevelop the Zillmere site into four, one-bedroom apartments with each unit provided with an additional multi-use space. The homes are designed to be accessible for seniors and people with a disability.

“This will provide modern, accessible and affordable social housing for eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,” Communities and Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch said.


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The homes are designed to be accessible for seniors and people with a disability. That would mean that one home will be built for people in a wheelchair and so it will follow the standards under the Platinum Level of the Livable Housing Design guidelines. Whilst the other three homes will be built under the Gold Level standards to make them suitable for people with mobility issues and for people ageing in place

New milestone is part of the State Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019-2023
New milestone is part of the State Government’s Housing plan for First Nation peoples | Photo Credit: Queensland Government / chde.qld.gov.au

“This project will provide Umpi Korumba with more safe, secure social and affordable housing solutions for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community here on Turrbal Country,” Umpi Korumba Chairperson Trevor Robinson said.

Ms Enoch said that the new milestone is part of the State Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Action Plan 2019-2023 aimed at boosting the housing supply and creating jobs across the state.

Construction of the social housing units is expected to commence in July 2022.