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Volo Modular on track to deliver 18 prefab houses for Queensland government by year’s end

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The Queensland government has announced that Volo Modular on the Gold Coast is currently building 18 prefabricated duplexes, as part of efforts to boost social and affordable housing in the state.

Describing its current partnership with modular homes manufacturers as a “first-of-its kind”, the state government said it was on track to deliver 53 new homes “to accommodate Queensland’s most vulnerable” and another 64 for frontline workers in regional communities by the end of the year.

Volo Modular is building 11 homes for Gympie and seven for Eidsvold.

“We’ll be delivering them to site prior to Christmas,” said Rick Bell, Major Projects BDM at Volo, who added that the Eidsvold homes will be installed in one day, and the Gympie homes in two.

“We’re busy as, which is really good.

“People now are realising they can have an amazing home manufactured in a factory in a quarter of the timeframe it takes for a traditional build – that’s the beauty of modular.”

The Queensland government announced $5 billion in measures for social and affordable housing in its June budget.

“Production of modern homes is really ramping up now with homes already rolling out from the factories of our 11 industry partners as well as from QBuild’s Rapid Accommodation and Apprenticeships Centre at Eagle Farm,” said public works minister Mick De Brenni.

QBuild is a business unit of the state government, delivering construction and maintenance services and training young people.

“We’re also close to finalising a site for another QBuild Rapid Accommodation and Apprenticeships Centre in Cairns and that will be a huge benefit for remote communities,” added De Brenni.

Picture: credit Volo/Linkedin

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