Accessible housing initiative launched in Springfield

31 Oct 2014
On 28 October 2014, the Springfield Land Corporation (SLC) and the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) hosted a forum on accessible housing in Greater Springfield. The forum was attended by representatives from Queensland government, the private sector and the civil society, including the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission, Lend Lease and Youngcare.

SLC informed the participants on the proposed development of certain areas within Greater Springfield according to accessible housing principles. AIBE delivered a presentation on the economics of accessible housing, and collected feedback on the proposed feasibility study of the project. Subsequent discussions covered construction design, the target market, and costs and benefits of the project.

As the next step, SLC and AIBE will seek private- and public-sector funding for the proposed feasibility study. The obtained feedback will be taken into account in the study design. Forum participants will be kept informed on the project developments, with a view of holding another forum once the study is finalised. SLC and AIBE would like to thank all participants for their attendance and contributions.

Forum documents can be obtained via the links below:

• agenda and list of participants

• presentation by Professor John Mangan, Director of AIBE

• presentation by Terry Kearney, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Education and Health), SLC

• a video of the presentation by Professor John Mangan