Property Council welcomes ministerial focus on cities and homes

The Property Council of Australia has congratulated incoming ministers of the Perrottet-Toole Cabinet and thanked outgoing ministers for their service to New South Wales.

NSW Executive Director of the Property Council Luke Achterstraat said with housing affordability marked as a key election issue, the highly anticipated reshuffle now paves the way for further delivery in 2022.

“The Premier has rightly identified housing affordability as a crunch issue and the most powerful lever held by state government is to increase housing supply,” Mr Achterstraat said.

“We look forward to working with the incoming Minister for Planning and Homes the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP to ensure New South Wales remains a great place to live and work, with the necessary and high-quality housing stock we need.”

Mr Achterstraat thanked the Hon. Rob Stokes MP for his strong commitment and service in the planning portfolio and welcomed his appointment to the newly created Cities portfolio.

“Minister Stokes should be congratulated for the leadership and drive he brought to the portfolio amid a busy reform agenda,” he said.

“We look forward to our productive working relationship with Mr Stokes continuing as the new Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport on the delivery of the Government’s vision for six major urban population centres spanning Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and Newcastle.“

“Our CBDs are the economic engine rooms of New South Wales and they need to fire on all cylinders – including beyond Martin Place.

Mr Achterstraat thanked outgoing ministers for their service, including the Hon. Melinda Pavey MP for her recent service as Minister for Housing, Property and Water.

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