Who We Are

Our History

Who We Are

Our History

The partnerships Yumba-Meta Limited has formed over the years have been instrumental in developing the scope of services the organisation provides today.

Establishment of Yumba-Meta Housing Association Limited. 2 staff members.

Purchase of the first 8 homes.

Between 1975 and 1995, the housing stock increased from eight to 33.

Completed construction of 5 one bedroom senior units in Garbutt.

Housing stock increased from 33 to 45 properties.

Completed first Management Manual funded under the Department of Housing Best Practice Program.


Purchased 6 acres of land at Innes Estate Deeragun to develop an Elders Village.

Yumba-Meta Housing Association became Australia’s first Indigenous Community Housing organisation to be fully accredited under the National Community Housing Standards and Accreditation Council.

Entered into a formal partnership with Australian Red Cross to manage the Homeless Early Intervention.

Funded to manage the Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program.

Awarded management of the Reverend Charles Harris Diversionary Centre and Flora House Women’s Shelter.

Purchase of 26 acres of land at Thorn Street Mount Louisa to facilitate pathways for Indigenous home ownership.

Received funding from the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Capital Grants Program to construct seven homes.

Three existing properties were demolished to achieve this outcome.

Received 13 properties through the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Tenancy Management Program to manage 59 tenancies.

Received Queensland Government funding to manage Dale Parker Place supported accommodation for 20 single men and five single females.

Completed construction of 16 two-bedroom homes for seniors at the Ernest & Maud Hoolihan Elders Village at Deeragun.

Funded to manage eight properties through the Employment Related Accommodation Program.

YMHAL tenancies increased to 142.

Official opening of the Ernest & Maud Hoolihan Elders Village of 16 x two-bedroom detached homes, by the Queensland Minister for Housing and Public Works.

YMHAL celebrated 40 years of service to the local community with a gala dinner event held at Jupiters.

Received additional funding to manage five more properties under the Employment Related Accommodation Program, taking the total properties under this program to 13.

Awarded as a Tier 2 Provider with NRSCH (National Regulatory System for Community Housing). YMHAL was the first and only Tier 2 Indigenous Housing Provider in Queensland.

Received operational works approval from Townsville City Council for the Thorn Street Project.

Hillside Gardens development project was completed (41 blocks). YMHAL went to the open market for the sale of the land.

Purchased 25 Acheron Avenue Cranbrook. (Community Facility)

YML became a Registered Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Provider through NDIA.

Development approval was received for the Riverway Drive land development project.

Granted $2.89 million Commonwealth funding towards the construction of the Patient Transition Accommodation at 1145 Riverway Drive Rasmussen.

Received Queensland Government funding for the Townsville Family Violence Support Service.

YML opened the first registered Specialist Disability Accommodation in Townsville in November.

Commenced construction of the Patient Transition Accommodation facility in May 2020.

Townsville Family Violence Support Service is fully operational.

Received Australian Government (NIAA) funding for Domestic and Family Violence Services.

Received Queensland Government funding (Partnering for Growth Program) to construct four duplexes on YML sites, adding four new tenancies.

Completed construction of Multi-Gen Home at Hillside Gardens.

Completed construction of a shared Specialist Disability Accommodation duplex increasing SDA participants to four people.

Purchased 202 Ross River Road Aitkenvale for YML head office.

Official opening of Karingal – Patient Transition Accommodation on 30 July.

Completed construction of four duplexes through the Partnering for Growth Stage 1 funding.

Received additional Queensland Government funding (Partnering for Growth Program) Stage 2 to construct four more duplexes on existing YML sites, resulting in eight new tenancies through this program.