A home for every Queenslander is a position paper we released in September 2022 to highlight the housing affordability crisis unfolding in Queensland, and to help safeguard access to quality homes for all Queenslanders.
Queensland’s population growth has outpaced the delivery of infrastructure and increased demand for new land and housing in SEQ, and demand is set to escalate as interstate migration continues, international migration returns, and Queensland gears up for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Research commissioned by the Property Council of Australia in 2022 revealed that around 220,000 people are considering moving from Victoria and NSW to Queensland over the coming years.
Of the survey respondents who already call SEQ home, around 75 per cent are concerned about housing affordability and more than a third are worried about the current levels of interstate migration.
A Home for Every Queenslander sets out a range of tangible actions the Queensland Government can take to address the current housing shortage, both now and over the critical years ahead.
The paper focuses on increasing the availability of developable land and streamlining the planning system, and calls for action from Government to incentivise the delivery of Built-to-Rent housing to quickly increase the supply of rental accommodation.
Executive Director of our Queensland Division Jen Williams said: “There are countless opportunities for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games to leave a lasting legacy on the SEQ region, however the most important one will be safe, fit-for-purpose, affordable housing for all Queenslanders. The time is right to bring together experts across industry, government and community sectors, to kickstart a bold reform agenda that will turbocharge the delivery of new housing across the state.”
Find out more about this campaign via the resources below.