New $19-Million Housing Complex Opens in Lutwyche

Did you know that a new, 38-unit housing complex has been unveiled in Lutwyche?

Accomplished as part of the QLD Housing Strategy for 2017-2027, the site is the first of two new such complexes in North Brisbane, with a similar facility also opening in Windsor in early 2023. Both facilities have large-scale modern apartments with private balconies. The Lutwyche site, located on Chapel Street, has 10 one-bedroom and 28 two-bedroom dwellings.

“These are the first two projects for BlueCHP in Queensland, although they have a considerable social and affordable housing portfolio in New South Wales.

“More than 50 per cent of the new homes will be built to Gold or Platinum standard under the Livable Housing Design Guidelines, meaning they are accessible for people with reduced mobility and assist people to age in place.

“Additional funding will come from NHFIC through a construction loan,” The Hon Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Communities, Housing and the Digital Economy, said. She was present at the opening of the Lutwyche social housing complex alongside the project partner, BlueCHP CEO Charles Northcote. 

BlueCHP CEO Charles Northcote said he was excited to work with the Queensland Government for the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 that will deliver safe, secure and affordable homes.

“Housing is a crucial support. It is the gateway to achieving individual dignity and at the core of an individual’s capacity to sustain themselves and their families.”

BlueCHP Executive Manager – Queensland and Northern Territory Darren Mew said these projects make an important contribution to the availability of social homes in Brisbane’s inner north.

“Strategically located close to major transport routes, employment, education and health services, these architecturally designed projects provide much needed homes for people in need,” he said.

“The two projects are the culmination of work from a dedicated team across Government and the not-for-profit sector who share BlueCHP’s mission to make a difference to people’s lives – to create a future where every Australian has access to a home they can afford.”

Lutwyche Housing
Photo Credit: BlueCHP

Ms Enoch said the projects highlight the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to partner with the sector to increase housing for Queenslanders in need.

“Community housing providers have an important role to play in delivering social and affordable homes at reduced rent rates for low to moderate income earners,” she said.

“We are delivering individualised housing options, increasing the supply of social and affordable housing and providing the sector with a streamlined operating framework.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s continued investment in affordable housing construction provides people with a stable place to live as well as an income for thousands of workers.”

Ms Enoch said, through the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025, the Palaszczuk Government is investing $2.9 billion to boost housing supply and increase housing and homelessness supports across Queensland.

“This investment will see 466 new social homes commenced in the Brisbane region by 30 June 2025, through a planned investment of $125.2 million, supporting more than 397 full-time equivalent jobs.

“This is in addition to the 604 new social homes that are already commenced under the Queensland Housing Strategy.”