November 8, 2023
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says she is appalled that a State Government-owned house in Nanango is still sitting empty.
The house, formerly occupied by Nanango doctor Dr John Robinson has remained empty for 3½ years since Dr Robinson left the residence in June 2020.
“In November last year I asked the Minister for the Department of Public Works, Mick De Brenni about why the property had remained vacant for so long given the current high demand for housing,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Twelve months later, the home still sits empty, while families from our region desperately search to put a roof over their heads.
“Labor claims they are ‘swooping’ on homes for social housing, but this is a classic case of the government caring more about how things look rather than focusing on how things actually are for Queenslanders.
“We are in the middle of a housing crisis with 40,000 Queenslanders desperately waiting for social housing.
“It is really poor form that Labor’s Public Works Minister can’t make a decision about how to utilise this home.
“Something has to be done. Either make the home available for social housing or prepare the property for return to the private market.”