Local Housing Action Plan

Queensland Housing Strategy and Action Plan

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 articulates the Queensland Government’s plan to work with communities, industry and the housing and homelessness sector to deliver more social and affordable homes and better services for vulnerable Queenslanders.  In June 2021, the Queensland Government launched the Queensland Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025, a four year plan to deliver the next stage of the Housing Strategy.

Item 5 of the Action Plan commits the Queensland Government to working with regional councils to increase and diversify the supply of housing, including opportunities for alternative government and non-government investment incentives.  This action includes collaborating with regional councils to develop Local Housing Action Plans to understand and prioritise key local issues and develop operational arrangements to achieve better housing outcomes.

Gympie Region Local Housing Action Plan 2022 – a first for Queensland

The Gympie Region Local Housing Action Plan 2022 is the first plan to be developed between the Queensland Government and a Local Government entity.  The plan aims to improve the availability, diversity and quality of housing overtime and encourages community liveability, resilience and social and economic prosperity.  The Plan will supplement the work that Council is already undertaking in the development of its new Local Planning Scheme. The plan was endorsed by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on 21 September 2022.

Local Housing Action Plan


A working group of Gympie Regional Council and State Government representatives are responsible for progressing actions, reviewing findings and reporting quarterly.

The Gympie Region Local Housing Action Plan - Implementation Report  provides an overview of actions progressed and completed to December 2023. This report is updated each quarter.

Council and State government representatives meet at least quarterly with the community led Gympie Region Housing and Homelessness Forum to review actions, gain insight into emerging community issues and develop regional responses. The Forum is comprised of representatives of front-line service providers and community groups including Community Action Inc., St Vincent de Paul - Gympie, Gympie Regional Homeless Assistance Inc., IFYS and Gympie Community Place.

A Working Together Agreement has been developed between the Forum, Gympie Regional Council and the Department of Housing. The Agreement provides guidance on how the parties will work together to implement the Local Housing Action Plan and captures our shared purpose to improve housing for the Gympie region and in turn improve the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

For further information, please contact Council’s Community Development Team via email community@gympie.qld.gov.au

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