News tagged with Housing

Survey on Universal Housing Design

The Australian Network for Universal Housing Design is pushing for more accessible and inclusive housing and require as many people as possible to complete a short survey.

COAG’s 2010-2020 National Disability Strategy committed to support the National Dialogue for Universal Housing Design’s goal that all new homes will be of an agreed liveable design standard by 2020.

At the direction of the Building Ministers Forum, the Australian Building Codes Board is assessing the need to regulate for livability in … Read the rest

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Retirement Housing Options

In a nutshell, the Bill brings in a range of changes that are designed to provide better assurance and protection to current and future residents of retirement villages, including changes to exit fee and unit resale arrangements. ...

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Contributing the proceeds of downsizing to superannuation

 

On 9 May 2017 the Government announced that from 1 July 2018, individuals aged 65 or over will be able to make a contribution to super of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their home. ...

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Ageing and Homelessness

 

COTA Queensland believes that the Queensland Government must take more concerted action to assist those seniors who for a variety of reasons find themselves displaced from appropriate housing and made homeless.  ...

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COTA calls on State Government to prioritise ageing issues

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body representing 718,000 Queenslanders aged 65 and over, congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office.

COTA has welcomed the reappointment of Coralee O’Rourke as Minister for Seniors and congratulates her on the inclusion of Communities in her responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to work with the Minister for Seniors on the WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities initiative.

By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders … Read the rest

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2017 State Election Priorities

Making Queensland Age-Friendly

2017 COTA Queensland State Election Priorities

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is the peak body for Queensland seniors, advancing the rights, needs and futures of older Queenslanders since 1957.

COTA Queensland aims to help create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to appropriate support, services and care. These principles are consistent with the World Health Organisation (WHO) age-friendly communities approach.

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Queenslanders urged to have their say on mixed-use and resort developments

The Queensland Government is encouraging  people to have their say on body corporate issues for mixed-use and resort developments, following the release of an issues paper prepared by Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath said the issues paper seeks feedback on options to modernise the Building Units and Group Titles Act 1980 (BUGT Act).

The BUGT Act applies to owners and bodies corporate in a number of mixed-use and resort developments.

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Government’s response to Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders welcomed

Media Release

Seniors’ peak organisation Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s long-awaited response to the Advisory Taskforce on Residential Transition for Ageing Queenslanders.

The Taskforce, which included COTA, made recommendations to address housing and related needs of older Queenslanders.

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans said that the report recognised that older Queenslanders had to survive in an increasingly complex and competitive housing market. The largest investment that many seniors have made during their working … Read the rest

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What do Aussies really want in a home?

 

Housing goals should be included in strategic land use policy and planning frameworks at all levels of government. Housing provision should be integrated with identified employment, transport, education, recreation, and environmental priorities. ...

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What do Aussies really want in a home – Part 2

The objective of the strategy is for every Queenslander to have safe, secure, and affordable homes that meet their needs and enables participation in social and economic life. ...

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