Common Ground Gold Coast

About Common Ground Gold Coast

Common Ground Gold Coast (CGGC) has been established through the support of Common Ground Queensland (CGQ). CGGC is a subsidiary organisation of CGQ, created with the express aim of establishing a Common Ground supportive housing project on the Gold Coast.

The Common Ground model is a solution to homelessness underpinned by supportive housing principles, bringing housing, support services and the community together.


Our initial project will seek to establish 200 units of supportive housing to permanently house and support individuals sleeping rough, or those who experience chronic homelessness as well as people on low incomes. It is hoped that governments at all levels, business and the community, will contribute to delivering this project on the Gold Coast where the need is significant.

Our Commitments

Social Justice

The right to affordable and permanent housing for the most vulnerable and chronically homeless people in our community.

Supportive Housing Philosophy

The integration of housing, support services, and the community to assist people who have experienced homelessness.


Creating sustainable communities to house people who have experienced chronic homelessness.


Design and develop housing solutions that are safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable.


Sound governance, economic, environmental, and financial sustainability.

Get Involved

We are asking the Gold Coast Community to join us in our call to end homelessness on the Gold Coast. We invite you to contribute, participate and share in our journey.

In these early stages of establishment, you can get involved by:

  • Signing up as a Friend of Common Ground Gold Coast
  • Expressing your interest in skills-based Volunteer
  • Making a Donation, or 
  •  Following us on Social Media

Our Board Members

Common Ground Gold Coast Board passionate about establishing a Common Ground building on the Gold Coast to help individuals who are at risk or experiencing homelessness and those requiring access to affordable housing. 

Matt Jutsum


Matt is a strong and inspiring leader driving community outcomes and political solutions, drawing on decades of experience at the nexus of state and federal ...

Rob Molhoek


Rob is the State Member for Southport, Deputy Chair of the Queensland Parliamentary Health & Environment Committee, Assistant Shadow Minister for Families, Seniors, Mental Health, ...

Barry Lee


Barry Lee is Director/Principal Architect at The Dark Horse Studio, a boutique design practice he established in 2022 after a 25 year career in international ...

Dianne Kozik


Dianne is the General Manager at Saint John’s Crisis Centre and is responsible for the Drop-In Centre Kitchen, which produces over 30,000 meals each year, ...

Jackson Hills


Jackson has spent more than 15 years working in non-for-profit and community organisations. This includes 12.5 years with Tennis Australia, three years with the Australian ...
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Michael Ryall


Michael is the Chief Financial Officer of the property development company Spyre Group. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in property, ...

Sheila Ponting


Sheila has run her own accounting practice on the Gold Coast for over 22 years primarily assisting small business clients. ...

Tony Cossor


Tony is a founding director of Life Connect (Aust) Ltd, a not for profit serving the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. Tony has ...
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Ryan O’Leary

Company Secretary

Ryan is Common Ground Gold Coast's Company Secretary. Ryan has a wealth of experience and passion in the community services sector. ...

What We Do

At Common Ground Queensland we provide property and tenancy management services for a range of supportive and affordable housing programs for individuals and families.

At Brisbane Common Ground (BCG) we provide both supportive housing and affordable housing. In this program we provide supportive housing for individuals who have experienced chronic homeless, and affordable housing for individuals on low incomes.

The Supportive Housing for Families Project (SH4F) offers families access to safe and affordable rental housing that is linked to a specialised family support program.

Our Community Supportive Housing (CSH) program works with support organisations to provide housing for refugee and asylum seekers who require support to sustain their tenancies. The housing used for this service is a mix of scattered site head leased properties and community held properties.

News & Events

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New Supportive Housing Opportunities on the Gold Coast

Common Ground Gold Coast congratulates the Queensland Government on their commitment to develop “West Tower”, a 150- unit, supportive housing development at Southport.

Queensland Parliament Fundraiser

Common Ground Gold Coast hosted a fundraising event at Parliament House with special guest and futurist Mark McCrindle. We'd like to thank the James Frizelle Charity for pledging $2 million to our cause!

Introducing Common Ground Gold Coast Ltd.

On the 3rd of August 2022, we celebrated the public launch of Common Ground Coast Coast, bringing together supporters from the community and Government.

Donate to CGGC

Donations made to Common Ground Gold Coast will go towards progressing the project to the next stage. 

This may include procurement of services such as: 

  • Building and architectural design services
  • Development applications
  • Financial modeling 
  • Funding submissions
  • Grant writing and applications

Common Ground Gold Coast is a registered charity. Charity donations of $2 or more to Common Ground Gold Coast may be tax-deductible in Australia.

Uluru Statement From The Heart

Common Ground Queensland accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Owners and Custodians of the land on which we work. We recognise sovereignty was never ceded.