Regional Housing Limited Wins Funding To Develop Disability Housing

Above Left: Regional Housing Limited CEO Brett Hanna discusses some of the innovative features of RHL’s planned development with Member for Bundaberg Leanne Donaldson.  Above Right: 3D renders of one of the proposed duplex developments.

Friday 20th of March 2015

Regional Housing Limited is excited to announce that it has been successful in its bid for capital funding as part of the Queensland Government’s Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial.

The $1 Million in capital funding will allow us, in partnership with the Queensland Government, to construct 2 innovative duplex developments, providing a total of 4 specialised two-bedroom units in Bundaberg. We are proud to be contributing more than $400,000 in direct costs to this $1.4 Million project which will make a real difference to at least four Bundaberg families living with disability.

Our staff and directors are thrilled to have the opportunity to construct purpose built housing for people with an intellectual or physical impairment, and to be able to incorporate some truly innovative features designed to maximise the safety and independence of residents.

Each adaptable unit will contain state of the art home-automation and integrated technologies tailored to empower tenants living with a physical or intellectual impairment. Innovations such as sensor taps, internal sensor lighting, programmable blinds, medical alert pendants, and a host of iPad controlled home automation features will reduce each resident’s dependence on carers and raise their quality of life.

This housing will also provide ageing parent carers with peace of mind knowing that their loved one is housed in a safe and secure long term tenancy with appropriate support systems in place.

Local Press Coverage: Bundaberg News-Mail (20.03.15) – $1.4m allocated for disability housing