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Hutchinson works through 29-home contract at its Toowoomba factory

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Hutchinson Builders has been contracted by the Queensland government to build 29 modular homes at their Toowoomba factory, with the government praising the speed of delivery for prefabricated affordable housing.

The first homes were delivered last month, including three homes in Roma and two homes in Cunnamulla, with another two homes for Longreach and two for Hughenden to be delivered this week, according to a statement from state housing minister Meaghan Scanlon on Thursday.

Another six are to be completed and trucked to regional areas this month.

“Building a pre-fabricated takes a fraction of the time it would take to build a home from the ground up, especially in regional communities,” said Scanlon

“Modular homes are particularly beneficial for regional areas in Queensland, where construction costs can be higher and construction timeframes longer.

The Queensland government announced $5 billion in measures for social and affordable housing in its June budget, targeting delivery of 13,500 homes.

“In addition to the pipeline of traditional social housing being delivered through our $5 billion investment, we’re also looking at innovative ways to build homes faster for Queenslanders in need.”

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