The Property Tribune

The Hon. John Carey, MLA added the Planning portfolio to his raft of responsibilities in June 2023, now WA’s Minister for Planning; Lands; Housing and Homelessness, he is well positioned to make real change in relation to the current housing supply and affordability challenges facing Western Australia.

The Urbanist sat down with the Minister on the eve of a National Cabinet meeting in Brisbane that focused on housing supply and affordability at a national level, a timely opportunity to discuss the importance of a coordinated approach across government and industry to address supply across the housing continuum.

“For me, as Minister for Housing and now Planning, I understand that we’ve got to do everything we can to boost housing supply across that continuum,” Minister Carey said.

“In this very challenging time in regard to housing, with a tight rental market and a need for more supply, we have a deep appreciation that any addition to housing supply to any part of the continuum is critical.

“We still need those 4×2 homes that West Australians love, but we also need to facilitate infill and density, which is a critical part of the proposition,” Minister Carey said.

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