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John Carey said developers resistant to social and affordable housing must “change their narrative” by playing their part in addressing a critical shortage in housing supply.

Western Australia’s Minister for Lands, Housing, Homelessness and local government told an Urban Development Institute of Australia WA event today there was a stigma around homeless and socially disadvantaged residents – the demographics impacted the most when housing supply is crunched.

He said there were some developers that refused to incorporate social housing into their developments.

“Well, if you want it to engage on government land, then you better come up with a different narrative,” he said.

“We’re certainly trying to take a positive push on this, we do have the social housing fund, which will provide cash injections to assist with development, but it is difficult to change the narrative.”

To read the full article including an overview of the discussion from our event and comments from UDIA WA CEO Tanya Steinbeck, click here.