The West Australian

Perth’s housing supply crisis is set to get worse, with new research showing a quarter of all land zoned for development is actually off-limits.

The research by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) shows the metropolitan area currently has only enough space to build 421,350 to 561,800 dwellings.

The research, released on Friday, found 24 per cent of urban-zoned land and 18 per cent of urban-deferred land could not sustain housing because of environmental or infrastructure constraints such as floodways and schools — preventing the construction of 150,000 to 200,000 homes.

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