- Increased housing diversity and density will improve social connectivity
- Affordable housing plan expected by mid-2018
Housing Minister Peter Tinley has outlined the McGowan Government's vision for a more compact and connected city with improved housing affordability and diversity.
Addressing the Property Council of Australia's Multi-unit Housing Conference in Perth, Mr Tinley highlighted the Government's plan to leverage residential density and urban infill opportunities.
The McGowan Government aims to deliver affordable homes as part of its METRONET vision and is currently developing its Affordable Housing Action Plan for release in mid-2018.
The housing action plan will focus on five key areas:
- Connection between people, place and home;
- Real and enduring affordability for those on low-to-moderate incomes;
- Earlier and more connected housing and support services;
- Creation of diverse precincts that will include options for low-income earners; and
- Diversity of options to meet diversity of need.
The Minister said the community would not accept greater density in future developments unless the principles of people, place and home were integrated without compromising the built and natural environment.
The Government is actively seeking opportunities to better use existing infrastructure and innovative technologies; and wants to work with the Property Council of Australia for the social and economic prosperity of Western Australia.
Comments attributed to Housing Minister Peter Tinley:
"The challenge facing us all, as Perth grows, is to create diverse and affordable housing choices in vibrant and liveable communities. METRONET will play an integral part in driving investment, economic growth and community regeneration across Perth.
"With greater housing density and diversity and improved public transport systems, we can create a more compact and connected city with better places and spaces for people to work, play and call home.
"We have already made much progress, but we need to do more. Achieving infill in many areas will require a significant shift from 'business as-usual' approaches to housing delivery."
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