Regional Housing News Archive


Judy Peters’ Community Work Recognised with OAM

10 February 2022

Regional Housing Limited Secretary Judy Peters has been recognised for her outstanding commitment to the Bundaberg community and local government with an Order of Australia Medal at this year’s Australia Day Awards.

The entire RHL team, management and Board extends a heartfelt congratulations to Judy on this prestigious recognition of her dedication to the community.

Click here to read more.

RHL’s New Affordable Housing Complex – Official Opening

22 September 2021

Partnership Boots Affordable Housing Stock in Bundaberg 

The Minister for Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, officially opened Regional Housing Limited’s new affordable housing complex in Bundaberg on 22 September 2021.

Click here to read more.

RHL Spring Garden Competition

11 May 2021

The Spring Garden Competition encourages and recognises the work of RHL tenants and the pride they take in their home garden. With plenty of categories from Best Themed Garden to Most Colour Garden, there are many opportunities for all to participate – even the kids!

Nominations for our next Garden competition opens in October 2021. Stay tuned for updates and information in our 2021 Winter newsletter or Click here to find out more.

For more information please contact us by phoning 1300 642 123 or emailing or apply through our online Contact Form.

Youth Homelessness Matters Day

Door 42 – A place for safety, reflection and retreat

3 March 2021

Our youth centre in Hervey Bay, Door 42, recently featured in an article by the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy. Door 42 provides safe and secure accommodation for young people experiencing homelessness. We offer 24 hours live-in care to support our youth in a safe environment, that ensures a sense of belonging, community and ultimately independence. Click here to read the full article.

For more information please contact us by phoning 1300 642 123 or emailing or apply through our online Contact Form.

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Coast to Country Housing Merges with Regional Housing Limited

15 December 2020

On the 2nd November 2020 Coast to Country Housing Company (C2C) merged with Regional Housing Limited (Regional Housing) creating Queensland’s largest regional Community Housing Provider.

As a result of the merger Regional Housing now manages a combined portfolio of over 1,000 crisis, transitional, and long term social and affordable housing properties throughout regional Queensland stretching from the Wide Bay Burnett region to Townsville and surrounding areas.

Now with almost 60 years of combined experience in delivering housing and related services to vulnerable Queenslanders, Regional Housing is in a strong position to take advantage of growth opportunities and expand its service delivery into more regional Queensland centres.

Regional Housing Limited’s CEO Brett Hanna is excited about what the merger means for regional Queensland communities.

“With our combined scale, resources and experience, we can better advocate for the needs of regional Queensland, making the most of growth opportunities to develop much needed housing and facilitate even better outcomes for vulnerable individuals and families throughout regional Queensland.”

Coast to Country Housing Company Chairperson Chris Barnes, echoed these sentiments.

“This merger ensures that essential services provided by Coast to Country will continue to be offered in North Queensland communities, retaining local jobs across the organisation and leveraging our combined skills and experience to further strengthen our person centred, place-based service offerings.”

Regional Housing will continue to trade as Coast to Country Housing in North Queensland, leveraging the combined systems and resources of both organisations to streamline service delivery and focus on quality to ensure the best possible outcomes for customers, stakeholders and the wider community.

RHL Outreach Program

Now available in BUNDABERG and NORTH BURNETT regions

24 July 2020

Our staff in our Outreach Program aim to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable people, providing immediate assistance and ongoing support for rough sleepers (or those at risk of homelessness due to COVID-19) to reduce their risk of exposure, and improve overall health and wellbeing.

For more information please contact us by phoning 1300 642 123 or emailing or apply through our online Contact Form.

The Breakfast Stop

23 July 2020

RHL’s Breakfast Stop is next available on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 from 7:00am – 8:00am, in the RHL carpark at 30 Tantitha Street, Bundaberg.

Come on down and collect some breakfast staples like cereal and fruit.  Our friendly staff will be on-site to offer free advice and referrals for any housing or support enquiries you may have.

Our traditional cooked breakfast is still not available due to the ongoing COVID-19 environment.

RHL Spring Garden Competition 2020

23 July 2020

Nominations are are now open for Regional Housing Limited’s 2020 Spring Garden Competition.  This competition is open to all Regional Housing Limited tenants with great prizes across a range of green thumb related categories. [Click here to find out more]

RHL wins Community Organisation of the Year

28th May 2018

The Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce award for Community Organisation of the Year was presented to Regional Housing Limited (RHL) at the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday evening (26th May). [read the full story here]

RHL Wins Australasian Award for Housing Development

4th December 2017

Regional Housing Limited (RHL) has received top Australasian honours for its innovative Specialist Disability Accommodation, taking out the AHI Award for Leading Housing Development Project at the AHI (Australasian Housing Institute) Professional Excellence in Housing Gala Awards Dinner in Sydney last Wednesday (29th November)… [read the full story here]

Home Assist Secure (Hervey Bay) now provided by RHL

1st July 2017

Regional Housing Limited (RHL) is now the Home Assist Secure (HAS) provider for Hervey Bay! Home Assist Secure provides information, referrals and subsidised assistance to eligible people who are unable to undertake critical maintenance in their homes without assistance. To find out more including what services HAS provides read our Home Assist Secure information page.

RHL Wins QLD AHI Award for Innovative Disability Housing Developments

Friday 5th May 2017

Regional Housing Limited (RHL) has been honoured with the 2017 AHI Award for Leading Housing Development Project in Queensland at the Australasian Housing Institute (AHI) Professional Excellence in Housing Awards in Brisbane on May 2nd. Up against strong competition from around the state, RHL won the award for its recently completed specialist disability accommodation in Bundaberg. [Read the full story here]

New Virtual Tours of RHL’s Specialist Disability Accomodation

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Following on from the success of our original Elderly Parent Carer (EPCII) specialist disability housing model, RHL recently completed four brand new APIRAC Specialist Disability Accommodation units in Bundaberg and has today made available new Virtual Tours allowing people to view in detail the unique features of these practical yet stunning units.

Check out our Specialist Disability Housing page to view Virtual Tours and find out more.

Free Breakfast to Feed Bundaberg’s Homeless

Monday 1st Feb 2016

Regional Housing Limited has partnered with the Rapid Relief Team and local businesses to create ‘The Breakfast Stop’, providing free breakfasts in Bundaberg for the homeless and those in need. The initiative will see RHL host a free hot breakfast prepared by the Rapid Relief Team on the first Wednesday of every month starting this Wednesday (3rd February) from 7:00am to 8:30am. Free haircuts will also be available on the morning thanks to Roots Hair Company along with free oral health care packages thanks to Coral Coast Dental. [Read the full story here]

‘Home For Good’ Campaign Launched In Bundaberg

Tuesday 16th September 2014

The ‘Home For Good’ campaign was officially launched in Bundaberg today by the Minister for Housing and Public Works Mr Tim Mander, with Regional Housing Limited taking the lead role in the campaign for the Wide Bay Region.

‘Home For Good’ is a community-driven campaign to help end homelessness in Queensland by building a register of people experiencing homelessness and coordinating community resources to house and support them. [READ MORE]

Youthcare Hervey Bay merges with Regional Housing

Wednesday 12th November 2014

The Minister for Housing and Public Works Mr Tim Mander today announced the merger of Youthcare Hervey Bay Inc and Regional Housing Limited at an official launch event in Hervey Bay. For more information regarding this merger and how it will benefit the community please read the official media release.

Regional Housing Secures Funding To Develop Disability Housing

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. [click here for the full story]

Regional Housing Registered under NRSCH

Regional Housing Limited is proud to announce its successful registration as a provider under the new National Regulatory System for Community Housing.

The aim of the National Regulatory System is to ensure that the community housing sector is well governed, well managed, and capable of meeting the needs of tenants, while also providing assurance for government and investors.

Registration under the new national system is a significant achievement requiring organisations to demonstrate and maintain high standards in all areas of operation.

For more information on the NRSCH and what it means for the community housing sector please visit the NRSCH Website.