QuickStarts Qld

QuickStarts Qld is a capital investment program accelerating planned construction and redevelopment expenditure to deliver a range of housing types to accommodate people eligible for social housing. QuickStarts Qld also targets strategic purchase opportunities to deliver social housing.

From the Far North to the Outback, and down the length of the Queensland coast, the program of work is aimed at delivering housing solutions based on local need.

There are 3 elements to QuickStarts Qld:

  1. Development proposals from registered community housing providers (RCHPs) which will increase supply of community housing, funded through capital investment.
  2. Immediate spot purchases of suitable properties to add growth capacity to Queensland’s social housing register.
  3. Housing construction or redevelopments projects delivered by government.

Projects delivered by the government are not included in this procurement process as they will be delivered through separate procurement processes. Builders and trades should register with QTenders to see contract opportunities as they are released.

Under QuickStarts Qld, we are seeking proposals from RCHPs for projects which can commence over a 4-year period.

This includes:

  • Priority projects: new construction projects that:
    • can commence in either 2021-22 and 2022-23; and
    • are on land owned or owned or legally controlled by RCHPs; and
    • have no barriers to immediately contracting with the State.
  • Pipeline projects: new construction projects that can commence from July 2023 to July 2025. In addition to any land contribution, we are aiming to maximise funding contributions from RCHPs for the construction of each new social housing project.

RCHPs, with an interest in co-investment for spot purchases, can also use this process.

This table shows a breakdown of the 2,765 new Quickstarts Qld dwellings, delivered under each Queensland region, over the next 4 years.

Region

4-year target

Cape York

107

Far North Queensland

234

North Queensland

229

Mackay – Whitsunday

98

Central Queensland

113

Wide Bay Burnett

170

Darling Downs

100

Outback

98

South East Queensland


Sunshine Coast

137

Moreton Bay

176

Brisbane

466

Logan

178

Redlands

71

Gold Coast

260

Ipswich

166

SEQ Regional Councils

26

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dwellings being delivered in the identified QuickStarts Qld regions

136

Total

2765

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils that are registered housing providers under the Queensland Regulatory System for Community Housing can submit proposals for new construction supply projects within their local government areas.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils will have the opportunity to identify new housing supply projects, in addition to the 136 committed dwellings. Using local housing planning will help to identify new housing supply projects that can be delivered over the next 4 years, in partnership with us.

How to get involved

The QuickStarts Qld procurement process has been designed to encourage a broad range of housing solutions and to maximise the opportunities to leverage state investment, while reducing bid time and expenses for proponents.

Pre-lodgement:

Complete your pre-lodgement from, which will allow you to provide broad information on your proposal. We will help you to access the most appropriate funding initiative.

Request for detailed proposal:

Once submitted, we will review your pre-lodgement and contact you regarding next steps, including how to lodge a more detailed proposal through QuickStarts Qld. If you wish to proceed you will be required to submit additional project proposal information.

Assistance agreement phase:

On acceptance of your detailed proposal, final negotiations will take place with contracts finalised. We will consider applications based on merit and evaluate in accordance with the criteria included in the QuickStarts Qld RFDP document.

Projects that can be contracted in 2021/22 will be considered as a priority, followed by projects over the remaining years.

The timeframes for this process may depend on a range of factors, including the complexity of the proposal.

Government funding for QuickStarts Qld

Minimum or maximum contributions under QuickStarts Qld have not been established. Your proposed contribution to the project will be considered as projects are assessed. However, we will prioritise proposals (subject to the overall assessment) from RHCPs which include a co-funding contribution.

Development approval

It is not a requirement of QuickStarts Qld to have a project with development approval (DA) already in place. We are seeking to deliver well designed, social housing outcomes that meet the Social Housing Design Guidelines and are value for money.

Whilst DA-ready projects are supported in principle, the DA must be able to be amended to align with the design and construction standards. You should consider the potential cost implications of the DA amendment, and whether changes required to align with the design and construction standards are considered a minor or major amendment to the DA.

Spot purchase program

In recognition of the challenging market, you can also include spot purchase proposals in your pre-lodgement form, outlining the:

  • location
  • proposed yield
  • funding split
  • funding source
  • target cohort
  • access to surrounding services.

Individual addresses are not mandatory at the detailed request for proposal stage.

Financial records

If you progress your proposal to the detailed request for proposal stage, you will be required to provide:

  • the last 2 years of audited financial statements (for projects without third party finance)
  • the last 3 years of audited financial statements (for projects with third party finance)
  • cashflows and full financial modelling, including underlying economic assumptions which support the proposals (for projects with third party finance).

QuickStarts Qld is a capital investment program accelerating planned construction and redevelopment expenditure to deliver a range of housing types to accommodate people eligible for social housing. QuickStarts Qld also targets strategic purchase opportunities to deliver social housing.

From the Far North to the Outback, and down the length of the Queensland coast, the program of work is aimed at delivering housing solutions based on local need.

There are 3 elements to QuickStarts Qld:

  1. Development proposals from registered community housing providers (RCHPs) which will increase supply of community housing, funded through capital investment.
  2. Immediate spot purchases of suitable properties to add growth capacity to Queensland’s social housing register.
  3. Housing construction or redevelopments projects delivered by government.

Projects delivered by the government are not included in this procurement process as they will be delivered through separate procurement processes. Builders and trades should register with QTenders to see contract opportunities as they are released.

Under QuickStarts Qld, we are seeking proposals from RCHPs for projects which can commence over a 4-year period.

This includes:

  • Priority projects: new construction projects that:
    • can commence in either 2021-22 and 2022-23; and
    • are on land owned or owned or legally controlled by RCHPs; and
    • have no barriers to immediately contracting with the State.
  • Pipeline projects: new construction projects that can commence from July 2023 to July 2025. In addition to any land contribution, we are aiming to maximise funding contributions from RCHPs for the construction of each new social housing project.

RCHPs, with an interest in co-investment for spot purchases, can also use this process.

This table shows a breakdown of the 2,765 new Quickstarts Qld dwellings, delivered under each Queensland region, over the next 4 years.

Region

4-year target

Cape York

107

Far North Queensland

234

North Queensland

229

Mackay – Whitsunday

98

Central Queensland

113

Wide Bay Burnett

170

Darling Downs

100

Outback

98

South East Queensland


Sunshine Coast

137

Moreton Bay

176

Brisbane

466

Logan

178

Redlands

71

Gold Coast

260

Ipswich

166

SEQ Regional Councils

26

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dwellings being delivered in the identified QuickStarts Qld regions

136

Total

2765

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils that are registered housing providers under the Queensland Regulatory System for Community Housing can submit proposals for new construction supply projects within their local government areas.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils will have the opportunity to identify new housing supply projects, in addition to the 136 committed dwellings. Using local housing planning will help to identify new housing supply projects that can be delivered over the next 4 years, in partnership with us.

How to get involved

The QuickStarts Qld procurement process has been designed to encourage a broad range of housing solutions and to maximise the opportunities to leverage state investment, while reducing bid time and expenses for proponents.

Pre-lodgement:

Complete your pre-lodgement from, which will allow you to provide broad information on your proposal. We will help you to access the most appropriate funding initiative.

Request for detailed proposal:

Once submitted, we will review your pre-lodgement and contact you regarding next steps, including how to lodge a more detailed proposal through QuickStarts Qld. If you wish to proceed you will be required to submit additional project proposal information.

Assistance agreement phase:

On acceptance of your detailed proposal, final negotiations will take place with contracts finalised. We will consider applications based on merit and evaluate in accordance with the criteria included in the QuickStarts Qld RFDP document.

Projects that can be contracted in 2021/22 will be considered as a priority, followed by projects over the remaining years.

The timeframes for this process may depend on a range of factors, including the complexity of the proposal.

Government funding for QuickStarts Qld

Minimum or maximum contributions under QuickStarts Qld have not been established. Your proposed contribution to the project will be considered as projects are assessed. However, we will prioritise proposals (subject to the overall assessment) from RHCPs which include a co-funding contribution.

Development approval

It is not a requirement of QuickStarts Qld to have a project with development approval (DA) already in place. We are seeking to deliver well designed, social housing outcomes that meet the Social Housing Design Guidelines and are value for money.

Whilst DA-ready projects are supported in principle, the DA must be able to be amended to align with the design and construction standards. You should consider the potential cost implications of the DA amendment, and whether changes required to align with the design and construction standards are considered a minor or major amendment to the DA.

Spot purchase program

In recognition of the challenging market, you can also include spot purchase proposals in your pre-lodgement form, outlining the:

  • location
  • proposed yield
  • funding split
  • funding source
  • target cohort
  • access to surrounding services.

Individual addresses are not mandatory at the detailed request for proposal stage.

Financial records

If you progress your proposal to the detailed request for proposal stage, you will be required to provide:

  • the last 2 years of audited financial statements (for projects without third party finance)
  • the last 3 years of audited financial statements (for projects with third party finance)
  • cashflows and full financial modelling, including underlying economic assumptions which support the proposals (for projects with third party finance).