Worse than we Thought SMH
It is estimated there are 160,000 empty dwellings in Sydney alone that should be contributing to housing needs but the government is not doing anything about it. Local communities are losing their environment, heritage and character through over development.
Population growth is speeding up because the Albanese government has just raised Australia’s migrant intake to 650,000 over this financial year and next. This will mean a record high population growth of 900,000 people – all of whom need somewhere to live. This growth is already creating huge extra demand for housing and putting pressure on rents
Record population growth is a serious concern for many, including Western Sydney Mayor Frank Carbone who says ‘we can’t keep up’ and –‘We don’t want the prices of houses skyrocketing, or rent to go even higher!’
Over 640 000 Australians are already living in acute housing stress. A bigger Australia caused by record population growth will only create a future in which housing insecurity is even worse for millions more. ... See more