Matthew Guy promises 290,000 new lots for homes in Coalition housing affordability plan

Almost 300,000 lots for new homes in Melbourne’s booming outer suburbs would be created by 2020 under a Victorian Coalition government, with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy promising to be an “interventionist” premier if he wins November’s state election.

Speaking at a Housing Industry Association breakfast at Crown Casino, Mr Guy said the State Government had the power to improve housing affordability by releasing more land for housing within Melbourne’s existing urban boundary.

“This is about flushing the market with land,” Mr Guy said.

A Guy government would be “interventionist”, he said, and “wouldn’t sit on the bench watching while house prices get away from the average Victorian.”

New land to be released in outer suburbs

With housing affordability looming as an election issue, Mr Guy accused Premier Daniel Andrews of doing nothing to help Victorians get into the market.

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