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HIA backs Minister's call on Medium Density

Media release

HIA backs Minister's call on Medium Density

Media release
HIA fully supports Minister John Carey’s announcement today to modify the Medium Density Housing Code by disapplying R30, R35 and R40.

Since the beginning of the consultation process in 2019, HIA has maintained that it was not reasonable to include R30 within the scope of the code as these single dwellings are not representative of medium density.

Medium density housing is needed in Western Australia and the announcement means the code is now focussed on delivering the best outcomes in the most appropriate areas. 

HIA Executive Director Michael McGowan was emphatic in his support of the announcement, “the housing supply landscape has shifted significantly since 2019 when this work began and HIA fully supports Minister Carey’s decision to adjust the scope of the Code.”

“Given the volume of houses under construction and the volume of houses required for the State to meet its strong economic forecasts it’s important to consider all government policies through the lens of housing supply and affordability.

“Medium density housing plays a crucial part in the State’s strong infill agenda, the rejuvenation of the inner suburbs of Perth and the future Metronet hubs.

Including R30, R35 and R40 within the scope of the code forced outcomes affecting supply and affordability for single dwellings that are not medium density product.

“The announcement from Minister Carey MLA today is the right one for Western Australia in the current economic conditions.” concluded Mr McGowan.

HIA consider this announcement a significant win for the ongoing supply and affordability of the housing agenda in Western Australia.

For more information please contact:

Michael McGowan

Executive Director - Western Australia
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