ARC-20 Project

Alexander gardens ARC-20 Project

Combining underutilised housing stock & traineeship program to increase affordable housing supply.

The Project

Immediate renovation of 20 unoccupied one-bedroom cottage units and longer-term reconfiguration of additional Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF).

PresCare, a RACF provider in Central Queensland, will allocate 20 unoccupied one-bedroom units to be used for affordable housing as a fast-track approach to alleviating affordable housing stress.

This multi-staged project would increase the number of affordable units available, with the view of also providing training and employment opportunities.

ARC-20 – Construction Traineeship & Apprenticeship Pathway

The renovation of 20 dwellings is an ideal project to train new employees as an enabler to entering the construction industry. The project will serve as a safe, reliable, and controlled training environment that is able to accommodate trainees or carpenter apprentices. The project ensures renovation costs are kept reasonable, with savings passed along to housing providers who can ensure that housing is affordable.

ARC-20 – Aged Care Traineeships & Employment

ATQLD & Prescare traineeship for people occupying the 20 renovated Cottages. The Shelter collective invites you to imagine a domestic abuse survivor securing a safe affordable home and job.

An individual who is disengaged for similar reasons has an opportunity to complete a traineeship and secure full-time work building new homes for other homeless people.


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