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HIA Election Imperatives

HIA Election Imperatives

As federal and state elections occur, on behalf of HIA members and home buyers, HIA develops a set of election imperatives aimed a supporting new housing supply across all segments of the housing continuum.

Housing supply underpins housing affordability and rental affordability. Improving affordability is the key to ensuring all Australians can have a place they call home. The actions of governments can, and must, help to achieve this outcome – recognising that home ownership matters.

NSW Election Imperatives 2023

The upcoming NSW election will be fought on cost-of-living pressures and housing affordability. HIA is lobbying political parties to focus on challenges with housing supply and to address them quickly.

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Housing Facts

Figures based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data and Housing Industry Association research

residential construction

There are over 1 million people employed in residential construction in Australia

new homes 

Australia will need to build over 1.88 million new homes by 2031

Australian economy 

Residential building activity accounts for 6.9% of expenditure in the Australian economy

residential building work 

There was over $108.1 billion of residential building work done in Australia in 2020/21