WA Today

Western Australia needs to lift its game in attracting skilled migrants if it is to attract the 30,000 construction workers the Master Builders Association estimates are needed to meet demand.

Speaking at an Urban Development Industry Association WA event, Hesperia director Ben Lisle said the forecast shortfall in housing in WA was estimated to be between 16,280 and a staggering 84,700.

Lisle said international migration was critical and, in the short term, WA could improve its housing supply by better targeting and competing for skilled construction labour.

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