February 13, 2023
Six residences for government employees will be built on the site of the former doctor’s house and surgery on the corner of Scott and South streets, Wondai.
The building, erected in 1971, formerly housed medical staff working at the nearby Wondai and Cherbourg hospitals.
A spokesperson for the Department of Energy and Public Works said demolition began last month at 43 South Street to make way for the construction of six new residences.
“The construction will utilise new modular building methods being trialled at QBuild’s new Rapid Accommodation and Apprenticeship Centre at Eagle Farm, with the project expected to be put out to tender in March,” the spokesperson said.
“The new residences will join the other seven already owned by the department in Wondai.”
The spokesperson said the Wondai project was part of the State Government’s 2022-23 Budget commitment to invest $519.2 million into Government Employee Housing across Queensland.
“Increased government housing also helps relieve pressure on the private rental market, freeing up properties in areas where the number of rentals is often very limited,” the spokesperson said.
“The State Government is delivering on its promise to build more accommodation to help attract essential frontline government workers and their families to live and work in regional Queensland, including Wondai.
“These workers include health professionals such as doctors, nurses and paramedics, as well as teachers and police officers.”
The property is owned by the Department of Energy and Public Works, not Queensland Health.