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Green’s to eliminate Australia’s housing waiting list within ten years

Scott Ludlam 29 Jun 2016

The Australian Greens would eliminate Australia’s public housing waiting list within ten years through a new infrastructure bank administering zero interest loans to not for profit organisations coupled with new direct funding to build 200,000 new homes.

The Green’s plan would construct 7,200 new homes each year through a new Affordable Housing Finance Corporation, which would harness the $2trillion sitting in super funds, and also allow mum and dad investors to invest in affordable housing supply.

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Greens stand up for renters’ rights in Brisbane

Larissa Waters 20 Jun 2016

The Greens today launched the results of their national 2016 Renters' Rights survey and announced a national election plan to protect renters, who make up 48 per cent of the Brisbane electorate and 46 per cent of the Griffith electorate.  

At a rented family home in Coorparoo today, Greens Senator for Queensland Larissa Waters said the national survey found about half of respondents spent half of their income on rent.

"With the average rent for a 2-bedroom unit in Brisbane now at $470, it's not surprising that renters are having to fork out so much of their income on rent.

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Greens to install solar panels for public and community housing

Australia's whole stock of public and community housing would be retrofitted with solar panels to ease power bills for low income earners and make them more comfortable to live in, under a Greens plan announced today.

The nationwide upgrade of Australia's 421,000 public and community dwellings by 2030 would cost $2000 per house to install a 2Kw solar PV system,  energy efficient appliances, as part of a host of refurbishments to make the homes cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.

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Design Perth vision saves billions

Scott Ludlam 3 Jun 2016

The Western Australian government would save $94.5million for every 1000 infill lots developed compared to stand alone greenfield sites according to landmark report.

 

In conjunction with Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Property Council of Australia, CODA Architecture and Urban Design, and Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSP), the #designperth study builds on the findings from Transforming Perth, released in 2013.

 

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Greens urban forest plan to protect Point Peron

Scott Ludlam 25 May 2016

Greens Senator for Scott Ludlam will announce a plan to permanently protect Point Peron when he visits Rockingham on Sunday to announce the Greens candidate for Brand, Dawn Jecks.

As part of the Urban Forest plan announced this week, Point Peron would be given statutory protection and adequate management funding as a Bush Forever site.

“Bush Forever, means forever, not just for now until a developer wants to disfigure it into a marina,” said Mr Ludlam.

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Electric vehicle revolution plan for WA

 

Western Australia will have thousands more electric vehicles and 39 more charging stations by 2021 under a Green’s plan to build a pollution free transport future.

The plan will fund free registration for the first five years after purchase of a fully electric vehicle and provide $151 million in grants to support local governments, state governments and car park operators to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Greens to double Perth tree canopy by 2040

Scott Ludlam 16 May 2016

Perth's tree canopy will double across the city by 2040 with every resident living within five minutes of a greenway under the Greens Urban Forest plan announced today.

Originally covered by about 284,000 hectares of native vegetation, it is estimated 75 per cent of Perth's original bushland and 80 per cent of our original wetlands have been lost.

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Growth of housing, infrastructure and population

Janet Rice 6 May 2016

Senator RICE: I am also interested in the level of growth. The statement says: As our economy transitions to broaderbased growth, nearterm economic activity will continue to be supported by household consumption, dwelling investment and exports, while falling mining investment is expected to continue to detract from growth … How important do you see housing construction continuing to be? How important has it been in sustaining positive GDP growth since the GFC?

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