About Gladstone Housing Company

Who are we?

Gladstone Housing Company (GHC), a trading division of Catalyst Affordable Housing Limited, is a newly formed organisation that has been specifically created to address the critical need for affordable housing currently experienced in the Gladstone region.

How did we come to be?

In an Australian first affordable housing funding method, GHC was created through the collaborative efforts of three LNG Proponents currently undertaking work in the region. Santos GLNG, Australian Pacific LNG and Queensland Gas Corporation have signed a landmark $19.8m funding agreement, which helped to establish the company and enable our unitial developments.

How do we operate?

We are committed to implementing sustainable affordable housing for the Gladstone area. Through the partnership with Queensland’s largest not-for-profit housing provider, Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), and in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council, any profits derived from our developments is reinvested into the provision of more affordable housing in Gladstone.

With a portfolio close to 1,500 homes and a background of assisting more than 2,000 low income households, BHC creates mixed tenure and mixed used developments, which include affordable housing to rent, buy or use as a commercial retail space. Incorporating elements of affordable housing, market priced housing, retail and commercial space within the one development creates diverse and thriving communities. This approach enables the creation of high-quality housing within a model that is both financially and socially sustainable. 

Utilising a similar model of mixed use and mixed tenure quality developments, GHC partnered with Gladstone’s respected social service provider, Roseberry Community Services, to ease the strain in the affordable housing market and gain community insights into housing needs in the area. Aligned with the industry’s commitment to supporting local business, GHC engages with local suppliers and contractors wherever possible to help support local jobs and invest in the region’s economy.

Who do we house?

We aim to support individuals who have lived and worked in the community for years that can no longer rent or buy in Gladstone without spending a large percentage of their income on housing costs. Individuals such as retail staff, emergency service workers, health care workers, students and teachers provide a range of essential services to the community and are vital to the make-up of Gladstone’s future development. 

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