Could trucking demountable homes to the bush be the answer to the regional housing crisis?

7/10/2022 2:25:00 AM

Could trucking demountable homes to the bush be the answer to the regional housing crisis?

Modular Homes, Housing Crisis

Could trucking demountable homes to the bush be the answer to the regional housing crisis ?

There is hope an ambitious plan to build 40 new houses in four months will help address the accommodation crisis in some of the most rural and remote towns.

What will they look likeThe company's North Queensland regional manager Brad Hunt said they were between 12 to 14 metres in length and up to 3.4 metres wide.Under the program the homes would be manufactured in a warehouse before being trucked to regional towns.

)"Even Japan, up to 15 per cent of their population are living in high-spec modular homes.""We know in these regional and remote communities councils often run vital community services like the airport and childcare," Mr Chiesa said.

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Only reason I can see is that is where available land is - humans still consume, eat, drive, shit etc. the same... Looks like a good chook pen Great idea, so no chance. could dis-used shipping containers be converted into housing do the same thing....my idea dont you dear steal it No. Absolutely not. Over million empty homes across Australia! Overseas greed enabled to dump money into Aus houses & leave empty! Is this just another form of money laundering? Depriving many of homes to live in!

Short term it's a great idea why in the BUSH . ? think about it . think again . now say something positive No No it’s an overpopulation growth crisis. There’s no housing crisis. Nah they just be turned into more air b&bs

Political rivals unite in heritage listing bid for Victorian goldfieldsFormer premiers Denis Napthine and John Brumby say a successful bid for UNESCO heritage listing would generate private investment to tackle the housing crisis after the “sugar hit” of the Commonwealth Games. | By Benjamin Preiss bpreiss bpreiss Heritage listing usually kills investment. It takes away private ownership rights. bpreiss denisvnapthine is a good man, deserved better

Government needs to get rid of negative gearing !!!! could a solution be better than just scraping money off to the Cayman Islands? Can only be better for everyone, so just get on with it for goodness and everyones sake. As long as they stay as public housing, they will help. the minute they are sold to private business/owners, they will not.

This article thumbnail shows the Big 4 Holiday Park in Albany. It's not really regional housing, it's tourism infrastructure. Modular building has been going strong in Aus for a while, featuring just one builder and their particular projects reads like a bit of an ad. It didn't work for tiara near middlemount in qld..ended up 4 mt 1 occupied.waste of money nice little community but everyone used and left...

No, just stop making boomers rich off housing. Shelter should not be a speculative asset. The housing crisis around my home has been caused by Melbournians moving out of the city after the worlds longest lockdown and buying up all the country homes at a ridiculous rate. Won't touch the sides. + if you allow the private sector, mums&dads into ownership they'll become a financialised, speculative asset like all other housing in Australia. Banks can print the money faster than the builders can build one. Just raise interest rates FFS.

After WW2 in Britain thousands of pre fabricated aluminium houses were produced. I lived in one for 20 years and they are still standing. Cannot see what the problem is.

Young Australians are furious at the Reserve Bank. They have every right to beLocked in to a home loan they can’t afford or locked out of buying a house altogether, young people are taking aim at Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe. Everyone should be furious not just the young

No. The regional housing crisis will be resolved by lower and/or stable demand. Still need land with water sewer and power connections. That's the big cost. Demountables don't last that long either. Do the jobs lead or follow? Modular home developments may be great, but without employment prospects will become slums.

It always depends on which bureaucrat benefits the most from kickbacks or side deals to get this over the line. Wear a condom. Put a stop to immigration. JUST STOP MISSION MANAGING! Indigenous communities have the answer’s? They don’t need more whitewashed short term fixes that benefit mission managers anymore.

Short term? Better to fund and teach communities to build their own housing that is suitable to the climate they are living in? Then they can carry out repairs? This sounds like company black cladding & profiting from Indigenous communities! Must be indigenous businesses lead 'Who will live in them The houses will be targeted for use by council staff in a bid to attract more workers to the regions' - so council staff getting new housing whilst the solution remains unsolved.

Wow yes. Easier to replace when the ungrateful and entitled destroy it.

Renting in Sydney: rents soar at the fastest rate on record, listings plummets according to PropTrack - realestate.com.auA sharp drop in homes for rent and a rapid rise in domestic and overseas migration has created a pressure cooker housing environment, with renters paying the price. Rents doubled from $500 to $1000weekly in Kensington, near UNSW, newly arrived Chinese students. Student Housing full.

WTF are they doing so close to the ocean Building good infrastructure and public transportation is the answer, the rest will follow This should only be used in emergency/disaster time. We must not let ad-hoc measures replace proper housing justice. The answers lies in winding back the artificial income streams that make long term leasing the least profitable option. Not in my country, no trailer park class🖕🏽

The regional housing crisis is because everyone is fleeing the crazies in the cities. Crazies like Dan Andrews. lol Have you even fact check yourself on this? The prices of these homes are crazy and delivery cost can be as much if not more. Then you got to hire a plumber and all in the regional areas that dont charge and arm and leg (no competition). Not as cheap or easy as cities people think

Try them out in the city first. Here in Cairns there are many unused old motels that could be fixed up for public housing relatively quickly but they still stand unused and unoccupied. It'd be a great start definitely. Stop mass immigration hardly any of us want or voted for.. Why have these not been shipped 2 bush fire victims still living in Vans & sheds etc waiting 4 new homes to be either approved or built? As for the homeless situation many of these will help but there are many challenges facing some of these people not sure high density is good

As interest rates soar, TikTokers go LoweLocked in to a home loan they can’t afford or locked out of buying a house altogether, young people are taking aim at Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe. Young first home buyers are furious at Lowe / RBA. We trusted his Future Liedance & we have been burnt badly with our mortgage repayments rising by $000s per month. Even worse, we are bearing all responsibility for taming inflation as Labor gives record handouts to everyone else. oz_f makes a great attempt at encouraging young people to see themselves as victims but missed the perfect opportunity to blame racism and to identify Lowe’s role in the current war on hip hop The RBA is doing it’s job. Almost 5 months since winning govt Labor has, literally, done nothing to address soaring inflation & runaway interest rates. With inflation heading towards 8%, interest rates must go up… certainly from their low emergency levels. 2.6% is bugger all.

Let's bait up that click, shall we.

Young Australians are furious at the Reserve Bank. They have every right to beLocked in to a home loan they can’t afford or locked out of buying a house altogether, young people are taking aim at Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe. | OPINION by Osman Faruqi The same people who supported lockdowns and the record money printing and borrowing required to support said lockdowns now cry poor as interest rates rise? Forgive my lack of sympathy. The RBA is doing it’s job. Almost 5 months since winning govt Labor has, literally, done nothing to address soaring inflation & runaway interest rates. With inflation heading towards 8%, interest rates must go up… certainly from their low emergency levels. 2.6% is bugger all. they only have the right to be furious at Lowe due to his comments about no increase until 2024

But the program still needs financial backing from all levels of government.Two former premiers are backing world heritage recognition for Victoria’s goldfields.has racked up over 300,000 views for one of his videos where he pleads with Lowe to stop raising rates.In the city and inner south, total rental listings were down 40 per cent year on year while the eastern suburbs saw a 35 per cent drop.

"We're in discussions now with the state government," he said. "And we're about to open discussions with the federal government, and the cost will depend on the contribution between the three levels of government. More than 4100 rooms of accommodation would be required if the bid is successful." What will they look like The proposed homes feature three bedrooms and a verandah, along with heating and cooling facilities. Firstly, there’s the deep frustration about being locked out of a housing market turbocharged by near-zero interest rates. Ausco Modular specialises in the construction of these buildings. The push for UNESCO World Heritage listing has united the former Liberal premier and ex-Labor premier John Brumby, who hope preparations for the Commonwealth Games in 2026 will bolster the chances of success for the heritage bid. The company's North Queensland regional manager Brad Hunt said they were between 12 to 14 metres in length and up to 3. “The cost of renting has increased quite dramatically.

4 metres wide. Credit: Eddie Jim Proponents of the bid want the Australian government to review the proposal next year and then support a submission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation for approval by 2026-27. These are vital issues for millions of Australians, and the RBA has played a role in all of them. "So, they can be transported on the back of a semi-trailer and delivered direct to site," he said. "Then there's a process of connecting the buildings and making them seamless from an aesthetic point of view. Brumby, who travelled to Birmingham for this year’s Commonwealth Games, said more accommodation was urgently needed to prepare for the , which could then be used for housing and tourism." Under the program the homes would be manufactured in a warehouse before being trucked to regional towns. Not so of the RBA chief. ( Supplied: Ausco Modular ) Mr Hunt said weather delays were not a factor because they were built in a factory, and the design had long been embraced overseas. Ballarat was built on the gold rushes of the 1850s and 1860s. Mr Kusher said it was likely that rents would continue to rise, with renters potentially seeking out more units as house rents became unaffordable.

"I think 80 per cent of Sweden's population live in some sort of modular housing and in Singapore as well," he said. "Even Japan, up to 15 per cent of their population are living in high-spec modular homes. “This is an economic fillip that can help accelerate that recovery,” he said. It became the bedrock principle of the last decade of Australian economic policy." Who will live in them The houses will be targeted for use by council staff in a bid to attract more workers to the regions. "We know in these regional and remote communities councils often run vital community services like the airport and childcare," Mr Chiesa said. Advertisement He insisted the UNESCO listing would be good for protecting gold rush heritage across the region – which lies roughly between Ballarat, Wedderburn, Stawell and Rushworth – and said the conservation of historic sites had improved markedly in recent decades. Richmond Mayor John Wharton said issues with attracting trades and accessing supplies meant housing had remained stagnant in his community. It all sounds great, as long as you own a home. While rents in regional NSW were up 12.

"There's been no one building new houses for a long time," he said. The 148-year-old Bendigo Mining Exchange, aka the Beehive Building. "In regional areas, we really do need to crank it up a little bit. "Two houses went up for sale in Julia Creek three to four weeks ago, and one of them went to contract the same day the sign went up. However, the sporting event would only provide a short-term “sugar hit effect”, while UNESCO recognition would deliver lasting benefits that built on the infrastructure and investment the Games generated. Because interest rates were already so low when COVID-19 struck, the RBA needed another lever to try to boost spending." Richmond Mayor John Wharton says the homes would go a long way in helping attract council staff ( ABC News - file image ) Mr Wharton would like to see three houses come to his community, with 50 per cent of the cost subsidised by state and federal governments. "That will go a long way towards bringing people to work in, live in our area and moving people away from the east coast," he said. Creswick is among the old gold rush towns of Victoria that could form part of a UNESCO bid. Rent went up $70 in one year at 4 Bardo Circuit, Revesby Heights.

"I mean, the east coast is just chock-a-block. Plenty took Lowe and the RBA at their word and bought up, encouraged by the bank’s explicit focus on keeping house prices rocketing up, only to then be hit with the fastest rate rises in nearly 30 years. "We want to see people decentralise a little bit and come and work in these communities. The economic report estimated UNESCO status would bring an additional 2." While Regional Development Australia admits it is no silver bullet, it hopes the initiative will go some way to ensuring regional and remote communities continue to grow. "We'll be putting our best foot forward to see that we can make this a reality," Mr Chiesa said. However, the report also found the region would need an extra 4140 rooms of accommodation, which would cost $570 million, over the 10-year period. "Because we believe it's a great opportunity and solves a problem for the council housing that can attract key staff for these regions, which are in critical need.

" Find more local news . Loading Sites that could form part of the bid could include the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, the Ballarat and Bendigo mining exchanges, and historic streetscapes.