Residential real estate holds significant value for Australians. It is the country’s largest asset class, with a valuation of over $7 trillion. Emotionally, it defines the Great Australian Dream. A key goal in delivering a liveable city is ensuring housing is affordable especially for key workers and those on low incomes.

However, housing affordability has worsened over the past 15 years by every measure. The cost of buying a house is 7.2 times the annual income of a typical household, up from 4.2 times annual household income 15 years ago.

Join us for the first instalment in our City Building series, to hear keynote speaker the Minister for Housing, Hon Peter Tinley and our esteemed panellists discuss WA’s housing affordability challenge and the solutions to address it.

What responsibility and roles do all levels of government, the community housing sector and the private sector have in delivering a range of affordable and social housing options suitable for the diversity of ages, family relationships, and socio-economic backgrounds that exist in Perth? And what does the future hold for the next generation if we fail to address this key social and economic issue?

Attend this luncheon for an insightful presentation and discussion about addressing housing affordability in WA.

Following Minister Tinley’s address, Q&A will follow.

Then, a panel of key industry representatives will further examine the key issues around affordability;

  • Michelle MacKenzie (CEO, Shelter WA)
  • Troy Gorton (Executive General Manager, BGC Residential)
  • Stephen Cain (Chief Executive Officer, City of Cockburn)

The panel will be moderated by leading property expert Gavin Hegney.

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Event Details

Date: 11 Oct 2018
Time: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Location: Crown Perth, Astral Ballroom (Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100)