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The WA Housing Hub is designed to be an interactive online platform to foster the sharing of information, generate discussion and promote collaboration across the housing community.

This section provides a summary of the latest news, events and policy updates relating to the WA affordable housing and homelessness sectors. If your organisation would like to share articles, reports, new housing and support service updates and information please contact us through Shelter WA also sends out a fortnightly electronic newsletter available to everyone through the 'sign up' button at the bottom of this page.

Agenda Battle: Is Design Quality impeding Urban Density in WA?

Our need to increase urban density in Western Australia has sparked fierce community debate in recent years. Perth has one of the lowest urban densities of any city in the world bringing with it environmental, social and economic un-sustainability. The link between design quality and acceptance of density shouldn’t be underestimated, but is rarely acknowledged within this debate. The quality of medium and high density outcomes currently being generated is a major factor impeding our ability to achieve higher densities.

Shelter WA talks about homelessness on ABC Radio

Shelter WA spokesman Stephen Hall last week made a guest appearance on ABC Radio for an in-depth discussion about homelessness in the Perth CBD.

Dr Andrew Davies, from Homeless Healthcare and Rebecca Moore, from the City of Perth joined Stephen for a panel discussion on February 14.

Listen to the ABC broadcast 

Read City of Perth’s Media Release about the review here: 

Read the Homelessness Sector Review here:


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Housing fundamental to Closing the Gap

Australia's housing policy peak National Shelter has called on the Commonwealth Government to immediately commit to invest in housing for Indigenous Australians to underpin several Closing the Gap Targets. 
Executive Officer of National Shelter Adrian Pisarski said appropriate housing is fundamental to allowing people to participate in employment and education and underpins health outcomes for children and adults. 

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