Sunshine Coast modular home builder Oly Homes is undergoing rapid expansion as it strives to address
Queensland’s housing crisis by supplying quick turnaround, affordable and accessible dwellings for local,
regional and remote communities.
Operating on the Sunshine Coast for 52 years, the family-owned company is about to roll out its 2000th
home and is currently looking for an additional 10 skilled tradies to boost its staff to 70.
Well-established in Yandina as a builder of modular family homes, the business has recently expanded its
commercial facility at Chevallum.
The site is geared to producing multiple smaller dwellings quickly to address the state’s housing shortage by
providing more social and affordable housing.
Oly Homes Managing Director and Owner, Dale Funston, said their Chevallum site had doubled its output to
100 homes over the past 12 months and was looking to expand further to cope with strong demand from
councils and community housing providers accessing the $2 billion Queensland Government Housing
“We’ve got our first three homes going to the Barcoo Shire Council this month and have been busy
establishing relationships with other councils across the state to provide timely and accessible
accommodation solutions for their communities,” Mr Funston said.
“The beauty of our modular systems is that they arrive quickly and are one hundred percent ready to live
in, circumventing the problems many regional and remote communities face in sourcing tradespeople and
cost-effective building materials.”
Tony Klein, Group Manager Community Services, Barcoo Shire Council, said he commended the company
for supplying remote Queenslanders with turnkey housing solutions during a time of critical need.
“In engaging with Oly Homes we’ve found them to be professional, fair and practical, providing quality and
value for money,” Mr Klein said.
The company has also recently supplied six new homes to Longreach and provided staff accommodation at
remote Aurukun and Winton.
Locally, Oly Homes is building eight accessible units for the Alexandra Park Conference Centre, and hopes to
develop pathways with Sunshine Coast Council to provide affordable living outcomes as outlined in the
Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2023.
Mr Funston said their team would also be attending the Local Government Association of Queensland
conference in October, to showcase how their project-managed modular solutions could address the
serious gaps in social and affordable housing.
On 19 September, Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson officially opened Oly Homes’ expansion
and unveiled a new 7-star energy efficiency-rated display home, at the company’s Yandina headquarters.
“I’m pleased to see Oly Homes remain committed to our region and growing its business locally,” Mayor
“Oly Homes’ expansion on the Sunshine Coast over the next three years is a win for our region with an
anticipated economic impact of $17.81 million and 49 new jobs*.
“It’s fantastic to see another local company go from strength to strength with demand for their modular
homes resulting in increased local investment, procurement and new jobs.”
*Source National Economics (NIEIR) modelled by economy.ID.
For media enquiries or images please contact:
Rebecca Askin, Oly Homes Marketing Manager on (07) 5472 7444