Unpacking the
QHIGI Intiative


QHIGI (Queensland Housing Investment Growth Initiative) aims to fast track the delivery of 6,365 new social homes through a $1.8 billion investment in a 4 year integrated capital investment program. The QHIGI provides opportunities for a range of individuals, organisations, developers and housing providers to deliver more housing for those who need it.

Established by the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economies, the initiative is broken down into 3 key areas;

1. HIF - Housing Investment Fund

  • $1 billion investment fund generating $40 million each year.
  • Target of 3600 social housing dwellings + additional affordable housing.
  • Mainly rental subsidies.
  • Flexible approach open to innovation.
  • Encourages developers, investors, social enterprise and eligible government entities to partner with Community Housing Providers
  • Project Commencement by 30 June 2025
  • Three steps - EOI, Detail proposals and Assistance Agreement

2. Quick Starts Queensland

  • $1.6 billion capital investment.
  • Target of 2765 social housing dwellings.
  • Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy is seeking to partner with registered community housing providers
  • RPDP open until 21 January 2022
  • Priority projects to commence 2021-2022 or 2022-2023
  • Pipeline projects to commence 2023-2024 or 2024-2025

3. Help to Home

  • $40 million over 2 years.
  • Target 1000 private rentals.

Arkhefield has actively been working with industry stakeholders to develop concept diagrams that illustrate the key principles of the initiative - shown below.

The hif subsidy model

- Integrated Communities 
- Mixed Cohort
- Tenure Blind


a Key QHIGI objective

- Places for People
- Integrated Community
- Equal Amenity


How we can contribute

Early phases + planning

  • Site studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Concept drawings + diagrams

Endorsed projects

  • Site Planning and Analysis
  • Client brief
  • Stakeholder consultation + engagement
  • Planning approvals
  • Detailed design and drawings
  • Tender and Construction

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