Housing supply

Housing investment
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Pilot program to fast-track new social housing

The NSW Government will fast-track the delivery of new fit-for-purpose social housing properties across the State through a pilot program aimed at getting high-quality affordable housing built quickly. Initiative: Pilot Program to fast-track new social housing
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Planning system acceleration program

The NSW Government will cut redtape and fast-track planning processesto keep people in jobs and the construction industry moving throughoutthe COVID-19 crisis. Initiative: Planning System Acceleration Program
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Two year blitz to generate $3.1 billion in construction value

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is set to reboot the economy with a record construction blitz over two years, underpinning around 15,000 jobs. Initiative: Extending the successful $20,000 First Home Owners Grant initiative to all Owner Occupier build applications Initiative: Improving the HomeShare program to revise...
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New $444 million housing stimulus for Western Australia

The McGowan Labor Government has announced a $444 million housing stimulus package to deliver a major boost to Western Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery, and support the building and construction sectors. Initiative: $117 million to provide homebuyers who build new houses with a $20,000 grant Initiative...
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McGowan Government brings forward housing funds to support jobs in building industry

The McGowan Government is bringing forward funds earmarked in a $150 million housing investment package to help maintain a pipeline of work for local tradies and building businesses. Initiative: 500 new social and affordable homes Initiative: Refurbishing homes
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Bayswater and Maylands housing projects boost METRONET vision

The McGowan Government continues to deliver on its affordable and social housing vision for Western Australia with the completion of two projects providing more than 30 new homes in Maylands and Bayswater. Initiative: Completion of two projects providing more than 30 new homes
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Delivering new homes for Victorians who need support

Minister for Housing Richard Wynne today announced the latest tranche of funding through the Social Housing Growth Fund will deliver more than 780 new social housing dwellings across 25 locations in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Initiative: The latest tranche of funding through the Social Housing...
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Almost $500 million social housing boost to strengthen our economy and provide stability for Victorians

The Victorian Government is investing almost $500 million to build and upgrade community and public housing as part of the Building Works package dedicated to creating thousands of jobs and boosting Victoria's economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Initiative: $115 million will be targeted...
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Economic stimulus to boost jobs and social housing

A targeted stimulus program is delivering a triple-impact for NSW by boosting the economy, supporting employment and revitalising public housing and supply. Initiative: Revitalising supply Initiative: Revitalising public housing
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$267M Building boost to benefit tradies, regions and more

A $267 million building stimulus announced by the Premier today will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as the state recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: $106M first home owner grants and regional home building boost Initiative: $100M housing construction...
Discussion paper

The apartment shortage

Planning regulations restrict the supply of apartments and hence drive up their price. This effect can be measured by the difference between the price of new apartments and the cost of supplying them. This paper measures the excess demand for apartments in Australia's largest cities.

The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes

This research charts the changes in the supply of affordable and available private rental housing for lower income households between 2011 and 2016, and is the latest in a series of projects detailing affordable rental housing supply every five years since 1996 using Census data.

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice

This study examined the range of strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply across the continuum of housing needs (i.e. from social housing to affordable rental and home ownership) in a constrained funding and increasingly market-driven context, across a range of...

Inquiry into housing policies, labour force participation and economic growth

This research presents evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels - housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption.

Housing supply outcomes from codification in Sydney

The NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. The codification replaces local design rules with statewide standards, and merit...

How the Property Council is shaping the debate around negative gearing, taxes

Housing affordability and tax reform have shaped up to be two of the defining issues this election. The Property Council of Australia – which describes itself as “the Voice of Leadership” – has helped frame the debate on behalf of its 2200 company members. The...
Conference paper

Planning regulation and the mediation of housing outcomes: new evidence from planners in four metropolitan regions

This paper goes beneath the quantitative analysis of regulatory difference to understand qualitatively how different planning settings might affect residential development decisions and patterns of new housing supply in four metropolitan regions.
Conference paper

Measuring planning system performance: the case of housing supply and affordability

This paper presents early findings from a larger study which aims to establish a more comprehensive framework for measuring planning performance in relation to housing supply and affordability outcomes and more widely.