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15 November 2021

Housing crisis: Development industry fears there won’t be enough houses for new arrivals

The West Australian

The development industry fears WA will not have enough housing stock when the State’s border opens early next year.

Thousands of people are expected to jet into Western Australia, but there’s concerns over where they will live, with a rental vacancy rate of just one per cent.

During a panel with Housing Minister John Carey, Planning Minister Rita Saffioti and Lands Minister Tony Buti on Friday, Urban Development Institute of Australia chief executive Tanya Steinbeck said the sector was worried about land supply issues for much-needed development opportunities.

To read the full article including comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.