Hervey Bay Housing Affordability Project

The $12,000 grants for new land or new house and land packages available under the Building Better Regional Cities Program are targeted at proposed and approved residential developments in the Doolong Flats and Main Street areas of Hervey Bay.

The grants are part of a $22 million program funded by Council and the federal government to encourage the development of affordable homes and much needed link roads in Hervey Bay.

Under the program Council will build roads to link the growing suburbs of Doolong Flats and along Main Street to the CBD and medical facilities and provide $7 million in grants to low to moderate income earners buying new land or new house and land packages in those areas.

The program has two parts: the first is to build missing links in the Hervey Bay road network by 2014, and the second is to provide 583 eligible new home owners with a $12,000 grant when they buy their new land or a new house and land package in the targeted developments.

The key road infrastructure components include:

  • The extension of Urraween Road (Main Street to Doolong Road);
  • The Urraween Distributor (Main Street to Bay Drive);
  • The Urraween Road-Nissen Street-Madsen Road intersection upgrade;
  • The Kawungan Distributor (Doolong Road to Doolong South Road and Samarai Drive-Rasmussen Road connection),
    and ;
  • The Samarai Drive/Rasmussen Road connection.

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Supported by the Australian Government's Building Better Regional Cities Program