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It Takes a Village: forum on housing, homelessness

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The It Takes a Village! Housing & Homelessness Forum will provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about the challenges and the services that are available to help people in crisis.

A community forum discussing how to address the region's housing and homelessness issues will be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex next month.

The It Takes a Village! Housing and Homelessness Forum will provide the opportunity for participants to learn more about the challenges and services that are available to help people in crisis.

Regional Housing Limited area manager Hannah Scott said the forum would showcase local funded housing providers, with a focus on building knowledge of existing services available to assist in supporting those who may be facing housing stress or homelessness in the Bundaberg Region.

“We have guest speakers who specialise in housing and homelessness and urban and community services planning,” she said.

“Forum guests will also be invited to submit questions as part of a community consultation session.”

Ms Scott said the intent of the forum would be to increase community awareness and to contribute to a solution-focused discussion with the aim to influence future housing supply, affordability and planning.

“On a local level we are seeing more individuals and families struggling to find affordable housing due to limited supply and increase in demand,” she said.

“Visible homelessness is also increasing in our local region, fuelling the need for community education and awareness to demystify common misconceptions and contributing factors.”

It Takes a Village! Housing and Homelessness Forum will be held on Tuesday, 9 November at the Bundaberg Multiplex from 9 am until 12.15 pm .

Bookings are essential.

Register now at www.trybooking.com/BUQQX or phone Bundaberg Regional Council's Community Development Team on 4130 4154.

The forum is facilitated by Regional Housing Limited and supported by Bundaberg Regional Council.

7 COMMENTS

7 COMMENTS

  1. Consider backpacker accommodation with COVID 19 shortages there should be some space & they may even be able to work on the farms. A farm job & reference from the employer may help long term.

  2. There’s a massive amount of empty office space in Bundaberg that is not used for years often with Kitchenette & Toilets. Add a shower & a bed this could be used as budget homeless accommodation.

  3. Exactly it’s not about supply it’s about getting the wealthy to utilise the spaces instead of their tax credits

  4. With the growing number of often older & disabled homeless it’s time we talked about building a proper homeless shelter with soup kitchen. There’s a piece of land next to Meals on Wheels empty if i was built there the Meals on wheels premises could double as the Soup Kitchen. With the added services of helping the homeless we could throw more money at them. Those who are capable could help out at the meals on wheels.

  5. It’s largely about gambling, drug & alcohol addiction the cashless welfare card has failed. Time to invest in counseling, treating mental health issues, safe injecting rooms, dry out facilities, extra front line responders & hospital expansions. Many of these ideas were pitched by former LNP MP David Batt several years ago.

  6. 1. Find a large storage shed near a gym lease that it may even be able to accommodate more people.
    2. Buy a sleeping bag.
    3. Sleep in the shed use the sleeping bag to keep warm.
    4. Shower & use the toilet at the gym.

  7. Consider backpacker accommodation with COVID 19 shortages there should be some space & they may even be able to work on the farms. A farm job & reference from the employer may help long term. Thanks Tom Bronsi. Problem solved?

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