Western Australia has found itself starving for workers and hungry for homes for them to live in, just over six months after opening its borders to the world.

In what appears a cruel irony, Western Australia is particularly desperate for construction workers — the very carpenters, plumbers and painters needed to build the homes to house in-demand workers for the industry.

So, how do you get more homes if you do not have the workers to build them?

How do you attract workers from interstate or overseas if fewer than one in 100 rental properties in Perth is vacant?

These questions illustrate the exquisite dilemma that Western Australia — with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation and a tight housing market — faces.

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