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Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited

  • About Us

    The Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited (CHQHC), a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 2012 to provide a local response to affordable housing needs in our region.

    The Company’s activities are strategically focused and seek to promote better access to affordable housing in the Central Highlands.

    Whilst the Central Highlands Regional Council play a role in the governance of the Housing Company by board membership, the company is financially independent from Council.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Our Vision, Mission and Objectives

    Our Vision
    Shaping local solutions for the Central Highlands

    Our Mission
    We will influence the supply and diversity of housing in our region. We will support a range of flexible strategies providing real housing opportunities and choice

    Our People
    The Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Ltd will target low to moderate income households including key workers such as childcare workers, mechanics, hospitality staff, retail workers, teachers, nurses or health workers.

    Our Partners
    • Government
    • Private Sector
    • Housing Companies
    • Community Sector
    • Key Individuals

     

    Our Objectives 
    InnovativeTo pursue innovative housing solutions responding to local needs
    BeneficialTo form inventive and mutually beneficial linkages and partnerships with key stakeholders
    BuildTo build a strong, sustainable and effective housing company
    CoordinateTo coordinate a response to housing issues in our region

  • What is Affordable Housing?

    The term “Affordable Housing” is often misunderstood and is not the same as social housing. Public Housing is owned and managed by the State Government while community housing is delivered by community organisations and local governments and funded by the Queensland Government.

    Affordable housing is providing secure and appropriate housing for low to moderate households and managed more like a private rental property and offered to tenants who meet specific eligibility criteria.

    The Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Ltd recognises that adequate and appropriate affordable housing for all is fundamental to vital, liveable and successful communities.

  • Our Board of Directors
      
    Mayor Councillor Kerry Hayes - Chair

    Cr Kerry Hayes has had over 15 years local government experience as a Councillor and Mayor of Central Highlands Regional Council since April 2016. Cr Hayes currently holds positions on the Central Highlands Development Corporation Board, Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils, Bowen Basin Regional Roads Transport and Technical Group and Body Corporate Committee for Aurora Close.
    Councillor Christine Rolfe - Director

    Cr Christine Rolfe is in her second term of Local Government and currently holds the position as Deputy Mayor. Cr Rolfe holds positions on the Central Highlands Development Corporation, Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and Bowen Basin Regional Roads and Transport Group.
    Previously, Cr Rolfe has held executive board positions within AgForce Qld and the National Farmers Federation and has been a member of the Queensland State Government’s Fitzroy Region Advisory Group.
    Councillor Janice Moriarty - Director

    First-term councillor and long-term local, her career highlights include working are at Central Queensland University Emerald campus, Central Highlands Development Corporation, former Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation and Central Highlands Regional Council.
    Cr Moriarty has a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and is an Associate Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
    Cr Moriarty owns a small consultancy business, specialising in community/social development and research projects. She is a committee member of the Emerald and District Social Development Association (Emerald Neighbourhood Centre), Friends of Emerald Rural and Remote Inc (Access Accommodation) and CQ Community Legal Centre.
    Councillor Charlie Brimblecombe - Director

    Councillor Charlie Brimblecombe is serving his third term with council.

    An irrigation, dry land and grazing farmer, Cr Brimblecombe has called the Central Highlands home for more than 40 years.

    Cr Brimblecombe is an active community member. He is a first officer with Boolburra Rural Fire Brigade and a member of the Duaringa SES. He is also instructor and president for Traditional Shotokan Karate Federation Rockhampton and vice-president of Traditional Shotokan Karate Federation Queensland.

    Cr Brimblecombe is a member of the Local Government Water and Sewerage Committee and is an alternate Director of the Blackwater International Coal Centre (BICC).

    He is proud of the work he has done to improve community engagement throughout the Central Highlands region and looks forward to ensuring this continues to strengthen over the next four years.
    Neil Peacey - Director

    Neil is a Partner and Senior Solicitor who has been practising for over 38 years with John Crossan and Company. He is experienced in most areas of the law bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Housing Company.
    Patrick Lyons - Director

    Pat is a certified practising valuer with over 25 years’ experience in valuation, specialising in the rural sector. Pat has been with Taylor Byrne since 2004 and is the Manager of the Emerald Office. Pat previously worked for the Department of Lands and Department of Natural Resources and Mine holding the position of District Manager. Pat currently holds positions on the Central Highlands Health Limited, Director Taylor Byrne Holdings, Director Lane Infrastructure, and on the committee of the Body Corporate for Aurora Close.
    Emma McCullagh - Director

    Emma has been actively involved in advocating for Emerald’s community and agribusiness for many years. She is the former president of the Central Highlands Cotton Growers and Irrigators Association and has held various executive positions in the organisation over the past seven years. Emma is the current company secretary/director of Fairbairn Irrigation Network which locally manage and operate the Emerald Irrigation Distribution Scheme. Emma is a representative on the research panel of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. She is employed as a project officer for Central Queensland Rural Health where her role includes conducting stakeholder engagement across the primary health sector. She also supports the governance process and procedures within the organisation.
  • Our Staff
      
    Michelle Webster - Executive Officer

    Michelle Webster is the General Manager Commercial Services with the Central Highlands Regional Council with 21 years’ experience in Queensland local government with five years at an executive level. She is the senior executive responsible for the strategic and operational business planning of the Emerald Saleyards, airports, including Emerald Airport, quarries and land development. Michelle’s qualifications in accounting, management, business and planning make her a great asset to the organisation. She is the holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a board member of the Australian Livestock Markets Association and an Associate Member of CPA Australia.


    Andrea Hewitt

    Andrea is the Coordinator Property Services at the Central Highlands Regional Council. Andrea provides professional support and assistance to the Executive Officer, carrying out duties related to the corporate administration of the housing company.

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    A one pager has been developed on who we are, what we do etc.  For further information, please click here.

  • Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Ltd - Portfolio

    The properties below are owned by Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited. For more information on any of the properties please contact the managing agent.

    The managing agent for 41 Anakie Street, Emerald is:

    Adam and Jones Property Specialists

    Ph: 07 49875 875

    https://www.adamsandjones.com.au/

    All other properties are managed by:

    Real Estate Vision Group

    Ph: 07 4982 6055

    Address Property Type
    Unit 5, Aurora Close, BlackwaterTwo bedroom, one bathroom unit
    Unit 6, Aurora Close,
    Blackwater
    Two bedroom, two bathroom unit
    Unit 9, Aurora Close, BlackwaterThree bedroom, three bathroom unit
    Unit 10, Aurora Close, BlackwaterTwo bedroom, one bathroom unit
    Unit 11, Aurora Close, Blackwater One bedroom, one bathroom unit
    Unit 12, Aurora Close, BlackwaterTwo bedroom, one bathroom unit
    2 Walsh Avenue, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
    17 Walsh Avenue, Blackwater Three bedroom, one bathroom home
    21 Walsh Avenue, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
    25 Walsh Avenue, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
    34 Hibiscus Crescent, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
    38 Hibiscus Crescent, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
    41 Anakie Street, EmeraldOne and two bedroom units, with one bathroom

     

     

     

     

  • Contact Us

    Phone:                                 (07) 4980 6372

    Email:                                   chqhc@chrc.qld.gov.au

    Address:                              65 Egerton Street  Emerald  Queensland  4720

    Postal Address:                PO Box 21  Emerald  Queensland  4720

The Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited (CHQHC), a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 2012 to provide a local response to affordable housing needs in our region.

The Company’s activities are strategically focused and seek to promote better access to affordable housing in the Central Highlands.

Whilst the Central Highlands Regional Council play a role in the governance of the Housing Company by board membership, the company is financially independent from Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Vision
Shaping local solutions for the Central Highlands

Our Mission
We will influence the supply and diversity of housing in our region. We will support a range of flexible strategies providing real housing opportunities and choice

Our People
The Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Ltd will target low to moderate income households including key workers such as childcare workers, mechanics, hospitality staff, retail workers, teachers, nurses or health workers.

Our Partners
• Government
• Private Sector
• Housing Companies
• Community Sector
• Key Individuals

 

Our Objectives 
InnovativeTo pursue innovative housing solutions responding to local needs
BeneficialTo form inventive and mutually beneficial linkages and partnerships with key stakeholders
BuildTo build a strong, sustainable and effective housing company
CoordinateTo coordinate a response to housing issues in our region

The term “Affordable Housing” is often misunderstood and is not the same as social housing. Public Housing is owned and managed by the State Government while community housing is delivered by community organisations and local governments and funded by the Queensland Government.

Affordable housing is providing secure and appropriate housing for low to moderate households and managed more like a private rental property and offered to tenants who meet specific eligibility criteria.

The Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Ltd recognises that adequate and appropriate affordable housing for all is fundamental to vital, liveable and successful communities.

  
Mayor Councillor Kerry Hayes - Chair

Cr Kerry Hayes has had over 15 years local government experience as a Councillor and Mayor of Central Highlands Regional Council since April 2016. Cr Hayes currently holds positions on the Central Highlands Development Corporation Board, Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils, Bowen Basin Regional Roads Transport and Technical Group and Body Corporate Committee for Aurora Close.
Councillor Christine Rolfe - Director

Cr Christine Rolfe is in her second term of Local Government and currently holds the position as Deputy Mayor. Cr Rolfe holds positions on the Central Highlands Development Corporation, Central Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and Bowen Basin Regional Roads and Transport Group.
Previously, Cr Rolfe has held executive board positions within AgForce Qld and the National Farmers Federation and has been a member of the Queensland State Government’s Fitzroy Region Advisory Group.
Councillor Janice Moriarty - Director

First-term councillor and long-term local, her career highlights include working are at Central Queensland University Emerald campus, Central Highlands Development Corporation, former Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation and Central Highlands Regional Council.
Cr Moriarty has a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration and is an Associate Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cr Moriarty owns a small consultancy business, specialising in community/social development and research projects. She is a committee member of the Emerald and District Social Development Association (Emerald Neighbourhood Centre), Friends of Emerald Rural and Remote Inc (Access Accommodation) and CQ Community Legal Centre.
Councillor Charlie Brimblecombe - Director

Councillor Charlie Brimblecombe is serving his third term with council.

An irrigation, dry land and grazing farmer, Cr Brimblecombe has called the Central Highlands home for more than 40 years.

Cr Brimblecombe is an active community member. He is a first officer with Boolburra Rural Fire Brigade and a member of the Duaringa SES. He is also instructor and president for Traditional Shotokan Karate Federation Rockhampton and vice-president of Traditional Shotokan Karate Federation Queensland.

Cr Brimblecombe is a member of the Local Government Water and Sewerage Committee and is an alternate Director of the Blackwater International Coal Centre (BICC).

He is proud of the work he has done to improve community engagement throughout the Central Highlands region and looks forward to ensuring this continues to strengthen over the next four years.
Neil Peacey - Director

Neil is a Partner and Senior Solicitor who has been practising for over 38 years with John Crossan and Company. He is experienced in most areas of the law bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our Housing Company.
Patrick Lyons - Director

Pat is a certified practising valuer with over 25 years’ experience in valuation, specialising in the rural sector. Pat has been with Taylor Byrne since 2004 and is the Manager of the Emerald Office. Pat previously worked for the Department of Lands and Department of Natural Resources and Mine holding the position of District Manager. Pat currently holds positions on the Central Highlands Health Limited, Director Taylor Byrne Holdings, Director Lane Infrastructure, and on the committee of the Body Corporate for Aurora Close.
Emma McCullagh - Director

Emma has been actively involved in advocating for Emerald’s community and agribusiness for many years. She is the former president of the Central Highlands Cotton Growers and Irrigators Association and has held various executive positions in the organisation over the past seven years. Emma is the current company secretary/director of Fairbairn Irrigation Network which locally manage and operate the Emerald Irrigation Distribution Scheme. Emma is a representative on the research panel of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. She is employed as a project officer for Central Queensland Rural Health where her role includes conducting stakeholder engagement across the primary health sector. She also supports the governance process and procedures within the organisation.
  
Michelle Webster - Executive Officer

Michelle Webster is the General Manager Commercial Services with the Central Highlands Regional Council with 21 years’ experience in Queensland local government with five years at an executive level. She is the senior executive responsible for the strategic and operational business planning of the Emerald Saleyards, airports, including Emerald Airport, quarries and land development. Michelle’s qualifications in accounting, management, business and planning make her a great asset to the organisation. She is the holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a board member of the Australian Livestock Markets Association and an Associate Member of CPA Australia.


Andrea Hewitt

Andrea is the Coordinator Property Services at the Central Highlands Regional Council. Andrea provides professional support and assistance to the Executive Officer, carrying out duties related to the corporate administration of the housing company.

A one pager has been developed on who we are, what we do etc.  For further information, please click here.

The properties below are owned by Central Highlands (Qld) Housing Company Limited. For more information on any of the properties please contact the managing agent.

The managing agent for 41 Anakie Street, Emerald is:

Adam and Jones Property Specialists

Ph: 07 49875 875

https://www.adamsandjones.com.au/

All other properties are managed by:

Real Estate Vision Group

Ph: 07 4982 6055

Address Property Type
Unit 5, Aurora Close, BlackwaterTwo bedroom, one bathroom unit
Unit 6, Aurora Close,
Blackwater
Two bedroom, two bathroom unit
Unit 9, Aurora Close, BlackwaterThree bedroom, three bathroom unit
Unit 10, Aurora Close, BlackwaterTwo bedroom, one bathroom unit
Unit 11, Aurora Close, Blackwater One bedroom, one bathroom unit
Unit 12, Aurora Close, BlackwaterTwo bedroom, one bathroom unit
2 Walsh Avenue, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
17 Walsh Avenue, Blackwater Three bedroom, one bathroom home
21 Walsh Avenue, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
25 Walsh Avenue, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
34 Hibiscus Crescent, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
38 Hibiscus Crescent, BlackwaterThree bedroom, one bathroom home
41 Anakie Street, EmeraldOne and two bedroom units, with one bathroom

 

 

 

 

Phone:                                 (07) 4980 6372

Email:                                   chqhc@chrc.qld.gov.au

Address:                              65 Egerton Street  Emerald  Queensland  4720

Postal Address:                PO Box 21  Emerald  Queensland  4720

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