Australia is in the midst of an urgent housing challenge.
Housing affordability is decreasing and the rates of homelessness and housing instability are rising. The steady rise of our population is outgrowing the housing supply available, widening the gap between supply and demand and putting marginalised Australians at a greater disadvantage.
The Australian Government has released a prospective plan to address some of the key factors of the crisis – but does the plan go far enough to make significant change?
Acknowledging the incredibly complex nature of the housing ecosystem, we know that taking an ambitious but pragmatic approach to goal setting will generate better solutions for our country. From our position as the market leaders in shaping Australia’s cities and communities, we argue that an effective national Housing and Homelessness Plan truly strives to guarantee a home for everyone. A plan that meets these expectations will help set the course for a better future, for all.
We recently submitted our ‘National Housing and Homelessness Plan Issues Paper’ to government and anticipate a scheduled release of the formal Housing and Homelessness plan in 2024. Our submission champions practical recommendations and a holistic approach to the wicked problem that is Australia’s housing market. Here, we share our recommendations with you.