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METRONET Community Sector Forum

8.30am - 1.00pm - 25 of October 2018 @ City West Lotteries House

Shelter WA is pleased to invite you to a Community Sector Forum on the opportunity of the McGowan Government’s Metronet Project.

Social and affordable housing is forming part of the METRONET Precinct Delivery, through the METRONET Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package announced in the 2018-19 State Budget.

METRONET presents an opportunity for our sector and how we get involved and play a part in this once in a lifetime project is critical.

Come and hear from the METRONET Team, the Department of Communities and a Panel with representatives from State Government, the property industry and the community housing sector.

Please confirm your attendance by RSVP here or contacting us at or (08) 9325 6660.

Everyone needs a safe, secure and affordable place to live

There are more than 9,000 people experiencing homelessness every night in WA, and another 7,000 people living in insecure housing, one step away from homelessness. This would more than fill the Perth arena every night.

The 2016 Census of Population and Housing Estimating Homelessness Data shows that homelessness does not discriminate - it touches people of all ages, genders, cultures and regions throughout Western Australia.

Western Australia has experienced over a decade of exorbitant property and rental prices, putting many households in housing stress (where more than 30% of their income goes towards housing costs). Despite a drop in rental prices in WA, rents still remain unaffordable for those on low incomes and pensions. Home ownership is becoming equally unaffordable for young people and families on low to moderate incomes.

Shelter WA understands that ending homelessness and addressing WA's housing affordability issues are problems that are bigger than individuals, organisations, governments and markets. Ending homelessness is a goal that can only be achieved if a wide group of stakeholders work together to make a difference.

Shelter WA works to make a difference through advocacy, research, policy development and consultations that support access to affordable and secure housing and addressing issues that lead to homelessness. We also encourage partnerships between the housing industry, the community housing and social services sector, and government, to deliver affordable housing solutions.

Looking for accommodation?

Shelter WA is not a provider of accommodation. If you are seeking emergency accommodation, please call Entrypoint Perth on (08) 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684, or Crisis Care on (08) 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008. 

For information on available housing supports across Western Australia, please visit our online support services directory, Housing Options & Resources.


Shelter WA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.