The Property Tribune

Housing supply and affordability is an ongoing challenge in cities and regions around the world as populations continue to grow and demand for affordable housing outstrips supply.

Here in Perth, we continue to grapple with record-low rental vacancy rates and a housing supply shortage that is reaching critical levels.

Coupled with the dire shortage of housing, WA, like the rest of the country is experiencing a skilled worker shortage.  As our governments and industry work together to come up with solutions for getting more workers into the country, the issue of where to house these people when they arrive remains to be tackled meaningfully.

In the United States, a trend is emerging where underutilised spaces, such as old strip shopping centres, are being successfully redeveloped into mixed use hubs with social and affordable housing as a key component.

To read this article in full, click here. This article was originally published in the #3 2022 edition of UDIA WA’s The Urbanist magazine. To read this edition in full, click here.