Industry welcomes response to seniors’ housing taskforce report

The Property Council has welcomed the release of the Queensland Government’s response to the Advisory Taskforce on Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders Report.

Queensland Property Council Executive Director, Chris Mountford, has labelled the Government’s suite of commitments an important first step in tackling an important social challenge.

“The property industry is committed to delivering a variety of housing options, promoting the attractiveness of existing retirement living options and ensuring long-term housing affordability for older Queenslanders,” Mr Mountford said.

“As our population ages and demand for purpose built seniors’ housing increases, the supply of appropriate housing for older Queenslanders needs to be a key consideration of the Government, industry and the community.”

“The Property Council was pleased to be part of the taskforce of industry experts which worked to produce solutions-based policy recommendations to boost housing options available for ageing Queenslanders.”

“The Government’s response represents a framework for further collaboration with industry and community leaders to remove roadblocks preventing the adequate delivery of age appropriate housing.”