Housing, Infrastructure & Sustainable Cities

The Greens goal is for all Australians to have access to safe, secure, sustainable and affordable housing. The housing affordability crisis in Australia has come to define this generation. Successive governments have failed to keep up with the housing needs of a diverse, growing and ageing population or the unprecedented housing stress in boom towns. We are advocating for new and long term solutions that increase choice and security of tenure, and provide diverse types of housing in the places we want to live. 

We are working toward increasing the supply of affordable housing instead of artificially stimulating demand, and believe it’s long past time to re-examine the taxation treatment of housing which has promoted housing as just another asset class, rather than housing as a human right. 

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Buswell needs to come clean on Federal funding for transport

01 Mar 2013

The WA Government must reveal the details of their Federal transport funding requests in the wake of Troy Buswell's admission that the Commonwealth will need to pay more than half the cost of the Liberals' promised big transport projects, the Greens said today.

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Petrol $1.50 a litre, rent $500 a week - "Transforming Perth” has the solutions

19 Feb 2013

The Greens, the Property Council of Australia, and the Australian Urban Design Research Centre have developed an ambitious report that demonstrates Perth can accommodate its projected population growth within the existing urban footprint of the city, while also providing a blueprint for vastly improved public transport and boosting affordable housing and local business.

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Coke Needs to Respect Northern Territory’s Cash for Containers Scheme

19 Feb 2013

Peter calls out Coke for their ideological opposition to the NT's container deposit scheme.

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Canning NT’s container deposit scheme bad for SA

19 Feb 2013

Coca-Cola’s legal challenge to the Northern Territory’s container deposit scheme, which is beginning in Sydney today, represents a serious risk for South Australian businesses, the Greens said.

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Don’t sacrifice Perth light rail to politics

15 Feb 2013

The Greens light rail proposal adapted by the Western Australian Government should not be sacrificed for 'MetroNet', the Greens warned today.

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Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Kooyong Road to Tonkin Highway - Traffic Modelling

06 Feb 2013

Great Eastern Highway Upgrade, Kooyong Road to Tonkin Highway - Traffic Modelling

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For one million West Australians, rising house prices are no reason to celebrate

31 Jan 2013

The dramatic surge in Perth's median house price and alarming increases in rents show the dire need for action to tackle housing affordability, the Greens said today.

"The Labor Party and the Coalition seem to have forgotten the almost 40 per cent of West Australians who have not bought a home," said Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam.

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Greens push housing solution as soaring rents squeeze West Australians

17 Jan 2013

WA Greens Senator Scott Ludlam and Lynn MacLaren MLC have called for Federal-State cooperation on a bold new plan to tackle housing affordability. Senator Ludlam said the Greens "Convert to Rent" initiative would deliver affordable rental properties at a minimum cost and without adding to urban sprawl.

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