Housing crisis can’t afford further delay

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Wednesday 5 June 2024


Housing crisis can’t afford further delay

The Property Council of Australia is urging the NSW Parliament to back the Government’s plans to deliver more homes for NSW through Transport Oriented Development (TOD).

Responding to legislation tabled by the Opposition, Property Council NSW Executive Director Katie Stevenson said too much was at stake for any further delay to the delivery of the TOD program.

“Planning, consultation, and activation of the TOD has been in play for many months, and with the National Housing Accord targets coming into effect on 1 July we cannot afford any further delay.

“While there’s room for improvement with the TOD program, we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

“We’re in a housing and construction crisis that demands a mature approach from all sides of politics and at all levels of government.

“Most local councils are focused on the bigger picture and support the TOD approach. September’s council elections provide an opportunity to put that to the test, but it’s clear the community needs and wants access to more affordable and diverse housing, close to transport and amenities.

“We need to keep up the momentum to have any hope of closing the gap on housing delivery, particularly for the most vulnerable in our community – any pause now would be a missed opportunity.”


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