Hillside Gardens

Project Name

Hillside Gardens 


Thorn Street, Mount Louisa 


Principal Contractor


February 2017


Yumba-Meta Housing Association Limited

Project Value

$1.56 million

Project Overview

Yumba-Meta Housing Association Limited (YMHAL) provides and leads the supported Housing Agenda in North Queensland.  It is a strong advocate towards implementing more sustainable policies for disadvantaged groups, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  


To achieve this YMHAL identified the need for clients to have more exit points from community and social housing to affordable, appropriate and secure housing. YMHAL invested in 26 acres of land at Thorn Street, Mount Louisa and commenced planning for the subdivision. It is through this project YMHAL fulfils its mission of ‘Homelessness to Home Ownership’. 


Appointed as Principal Contractor, provision of civil construction and landscaping works for residential sub-division including bulk earthworks, road construction, culvert construction; stormwater drainage, water and sewerage reticulation; conduits (electrical / communications / NBN), erosion and sediment control works. 

In accordance with the conditions of the contract, Hansen Constructions NQ exceeded the minimum requirement of 10% employment and training hours, with Hansen Constructions NQ percentage of hours for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders being 20.17% during the course of the project.