94% of Councils not meeting infill targets

Thirty of 32 Perth councils have failed to hit infill development targets set by the state government, figures obtained exclusively by WAtoday show. Six years on from the release of the targets, more than half of Perth’s local government areas have failed to reach even 50 per cent of their goal, and some councils are yet to add a single net dwelling. While a depressed property market has undoubtedly played a role, some councils have faced resident opposition to zoning changes while at least one mayor is questioning the legitimacy of the targets at all. For the full story click here.

Survey about Airbnb/short stay

WAAA is conducting it's next research blast and it is all about short stay accommodation and Airbnb. If you own an Airbnb/short stay or have one in your strata/street then please click the link to take our short survey. Many thanks

Young mum seeks collaborative solution to housing

Mum of three, Deb Karajas, was so concerned with poor housing options for families like hers in Perth’s inner city, that she decided to act, and this month launched an advocacy group called Housing for People. Renting a house from Deb’s parents, the family considers themselves lucky to have secure, affordable housing in the Highgate area. However, a desire for more sharing and socialising with neighbours prompted Deb to research urban co-housing. Meanwhile, many of the Karajas’ friends are desperate for the stability of home-ownership but are finding precious few affordable options that meet the needs of families. To help fill this gap, Deb set out to seek expressions of interest from people

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