State Housing Strategy

Shelter WA is assisting to facilitate consultation on the State Housing Strategy.

The Minister for Housing the Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA has started consultations through the Department of Communities on the next 10 Year Strategy for Housing in WA. This is a critical strategy as it will set the State’s priorities for housing over the next ten years. 

Shelter WA is pleased to be a key stakeholder in the development of the strategy. Shelter WA team member Dr Klaudia Mierswa is part of the Department’s Strategy Team on a part time basis and is assisting with conversations with key stakeholders. 

The new State Housing Strategy will be a guiding approach on housing. It will provide the framework for the development of a social housing strategy. It will be developed in context of other strategies under development including, the State 10 Year Strategy for Homelessness, the Women’s Strategy, and the Family and Domestic Violence Strategy.

A number of conversations have commenced with the strategy team and key stakeholder groups.

There will be opportunities for the community, and the community sector, including regional communities, to provide input into the strategy. An expo event, to be held in the next couple of months, is being developed as one consultation method. Shelter WA is discussing specific engagement with the community housing sector with the Department in partnership with CHIA WA.

The current 10 Year strategy was released when the WA economy was tracking at major peaks of activity as a result of the mining construction expansion and the property market was buoyant. The next 10 Year strategy will have to deliver policy and reform opportunities that ensures that housing in WA meets the needs of all West Australians, particularly those on very low and low to moderate incomes and is sensitive to market changes. Read the current strategy here.

What do you think the next State Housing Strategy needs to address?

Shelter WA would love to hear your ideas and thoughts. For information and input, please contact Dr Klaudia Mierswa on research@shelterwa.org.au.

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