The West Australian

More than 160,000 new blocks of land will be created across Perth in what is seen as a significant long-term solution to the city’s chronic housing shortage.

The massive land release — mostly in the outer suburbs — will support about 385,000 people, a population four times bigger than the western suburbs.

But the Opposition said the new lots would be too little and too late to have an impact on the current crisis.

About 80,000 potential blocks were revealed this week when the State Government finalised decisions on the land use of 13 of the last 15 planning areas contained in its blueprint for the future of our city.

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