A unified alliance of peak property, building, community housing, social services, union and industry superannuation groups is proposing a suite of new policy measures targeting Australia’s worsening housing crisis.

If implemented by the Australian Government, the policy options proposed in a landmark new paper released today could deliver 11,150 to 14,950 additional social and affordable homes per annum on top of the new supply already being created by state and territory governments through separate initiatives.

The Alliance’s core members advocating collectively for these new policies include the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Council of Social Service, the Community Housing Industry Association, Industry Super Australia, Homelessness Australia, the Housing Industry Association, Master Builders Australia, National Shelter and the Property Council of Australia.
The policies aim to leverage new sources of private sector capital and Australia’s residential development capabilities, which are among the most efficient housing delivery mechanisms in the world.

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