NSW and Victoria Falling Behind on Housing Affordability

On Wednesday, AHURI released its report, Government Led Innovations in Affordable Housing Delivery, which examined the different affordable housing strategies of the state and territory governments across Australia.

The report found that while ACT, South Australia and Western Australia have had effective affordable housing strategies implemented for a number of years, other states such as NSW and Victoria have only announced their approach to delivering greater affordability this year.

The report’s lead author, Associate Professor Steven Rowley from Curtin University, told Pro Bono News that the research showed some states were well equipped to deal with the issue of affordable housing.

“What we found was that some state governments were certainly more innovative and active than others with delivering affordable housing,” Rowley said.

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