Housing Minister Brendon Grylls today launched a three-day public meeting, or 'charrette', to discuss Western Australia's future housing needs.
The 'My Future Home' charrette was designed as the starting point of a broader discussion on making the most of new housing opportunities.
"Housing is a basic human need. Where to live and when to make the next move are big challenges in our lives that demand planning and consideration. Many people in WA are living in housing that doesn't meet either their current or future needs," Mr Grylls said.
"A charrette is all about problem solving and design planning, and the focus of this one is on the future housing needs and desires of West Australians."
'My Future Home' is the outcome of a research and development project funded by the Liberal National Government through the Housing Authority and undertaken by the Australian Urban Design Research Centre (AUDRC) to investigate solutions for afford¬able and adaptable housing in WA.
The research study will continue in the interactive display open to the public in Fremantle from September 8-10.
"The State Government will continue to innovate to provide opportunities for those seeking affordable options across the housing continuum," the Minister said.
"'My Future Home' is just the beginning of a broader discussion we need to have with the community and especially young people, about how we want our houses to work for us into the future.
"There are exciting possibilities ahead of us, so we need to talk about how we can make the most of them to create new housing opportunities, to upscale and upgrade for the next generation."
'My Future Home' is open to the public at the B Shed, Victoria Quay from 9am to 5pm on Thursday, September 8 to Saturday, September 10.
AUDRC is affiliated with the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at UWA
'My Future Home' is an interactive experience where people engage with industry, housing professionals, leading academics and government to raise and share ideas
Participants will be led on a discovery pathway that begins with building a scale model of their ideal home
The full discovery pathway will take about an hour to complete
Minister's office - 6552 6100