By Sonia Isaacs
SUNSHINE Coast Council will offer a 100 per cent rebate on standard infrastructure charges to identified community organisations which deliver affordable housing on the Sunshine Coast.
The decision endorsed at Council’s January 18 Ordinary Meeting aims to pave the way for more affordable housing in the region.
The rebate will be offered until 2028 and supports Council’s Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2023.
Sunshine Coast Council Mayor, Mark Jamieson, said it would support more housing, including separate housing, boarding and emergency facilities, to be delivered for those who needed it most.
“This rebate will greatly reduce the development costs for organisations that provide affordable housing on the Sunshine Coast,” he said. The rebate will be accessible to entities registered on the national and/or state register as providing community housing services.
The rebate applies to all forms of affordable housing provided by registered entities that meet eligibility criteria of the newly adopted changes to Council’s rebate policy.