• REIWA and WA Government share vision for more compact and connected Perth

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    The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia supports a State Government plan to improve housing diversity and density to boost housing affordability.

    REIWA President Hayden Groves said housing affordability remains one of the more challenging issues affecting West Australians.

    “REIWA believes that access to secure and appropriate housing is essential to the success of communities and the prosperity of our state.

    “REIWA is committed to ensuring everyone wins in property and will work alongside the WA Government to ensure the Affordable Housing Action Plan makes a positive impact to the lives of West Australians,” Mr Groves said.

    Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth Peter Tinley outlined the strategic plan this week, which promotes a ‘connected city’ by ensuring the needs of our diverse population are met.

    “REIWA would like to congratulate Minister Tinley and the WA Government on this initiative that will promote a connected, sustainable and accessible property market into the future,” Mr Groves said.

    The McGowan Government aims to deliver affordable homes as part of its METRONET vision and is currently developing its Affordable Housing Action Plan for release in mid-2018.

    REIWA will work alongside the Government during the development of the action plan which focuses on:
    • Connection between people, place and home;
    • Real and enduring affordability for those on low-to-moderate incomes;
    • Earlier and more connected housing and support services;
    • Creation of diverse precincts that will include options for low-income earners; and
    • Diversity of options to meet diversity of need.

    REIWA sits on the METRONET industry board and will work closely to advocate the delivery of affordable housing stock and the creation of METROHUBS.

    REIWA will continue to actively support the Government in ensuring all Western Australian’s have access to affordable housing through collaboration with the private sector.

    View the State Government's official announcement.