• REIWA calls on federal political parties to not forget about WA


    What About WA?|Fight For Western Australia  This Federal ElectionREIWA is calling on all political parties to not forget about Western Australia in the lead up to the 2019 federal election.

    REIWA President Damian Collins said for too long Australian Governments have applied blanket national policy settings, targeted at the east coast, without considering the consequences it would have on Western Australia.

    “Time and time again we’ve seen WA overly relied upon when times are good, and ignored when West Australians are doing it tough.

    “Only recently, efforts to cool house prices in Sydney and Melbourne negatively impacted the WA housing market, making it significantly more difficult for prospective buyers to secure a loan, further stifling our local market at a time when it had just started to show signs of improvement,” Mr Collins said.

    In the lead up to this year’s election, REIWA has launched its ‘What about WA?’ campaign, which aims to ensure Western Australia is not overlooked when election commitments are made.

    “REIWA is inviting West Australians to have their say by contributing on the www.whataboutwa.com.au page. We want to hear from the WA public about the property issues affecting them and learn what they would like brought to the attention of the parties contesting the election,” Mr Collins said.

    “WA must have a voice in the national debate. We cannot afford for national policies to be a handbrake to our state’s growth.

    “In addition to joining our national body, The Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), in calling for no changes to negative gearing or capital gains tax, REIWA is also calling for four key local policy commitments from all parties contesting the federal election, to help WA grow and prosper.”

    The four policy commitments REIWA is calling for are:

    “The introduction of these key policies will boost WA’s property market and the wider economy making WA a more attractive place to live, work and invest,” Mr Collins said.

    “WA proved in the recent GST debate that we’re done being overlooked. It’s time our state was factored into national policy settings and that all political parties commit to helping, not hindering, WA’s prosperity.”

    For more information about REIWA’s federal election campaign and to have your say, visit www.whataboutwa.com.au.