A builder leading a social housing project in the Sunshine Coast hinterland has described the region’s accommodation crisis as “scary” and says there needs to be more action on the ground.
Greg Phipps has been building modular homes since 2007.
Now Noosa Council has accepted and are considering his application to build 34 small modular houses on a six-acre block at Cooroy as part of a private social housing endeavour.
“There’s just no action on the ground now and this has been going on for so long,” he said.
He said it was not about making money, but filling a need in the community.
“We were getting so many inquiries from the broad public right across the board for affordable accommodation and housing,” Mr Phipps said.
“It just presented itself as a potential opportunity to provide an emergency response to a crisis.
Mr Phipps says the Eco Cottage project on Carpenter Road at Cooroy will be fully self-sustainable thanks to solar power and water tanks.
“Anyone living in the homes will have no bills,” he said.