Provide long-term security for Queensland residents who choose to live permanently in tiny homes on wheels, buses and caravans

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Helen Andrew
PO Box 5119
Total Signatures - 5,373
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 7/7/2023
Closing Date: 30/9/2023
Tabled Date: 10/10/2023
Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 9/11/2023
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that we are living in a housing crisis, yet people living in caravans, buses and caravans are being evicted off private property during a housing crisis.

These housing types are currently classed as ‘temporary’ accommodation by local councils across Queensland and managed with a local law that limits the time people can live in them. 

For many Queenslanders, these types of housing are the only affordable form of housing they will ever have, yet they cannot live in them permanently.

Many Queensland residents also wish to host these housing types but are not allowed under local councils' town plans.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to:

1. Recognise that buses, tiny homes on wheels and caravans as permanent housing choices so residents can live in them permanently and not on a temporary basis.

2. Do everything in its power to cause a change in local town plans across Queensland to allow rural landowners to host several tiny housing types including caravans, buses and tiny homes on wheels on their private land.