Shelter WA State Budget Submission

Housing reform is crucial in achieving the community outcomes under the Our Priorities framework


The Shelter WA State Budget Submission for 2020-21 is now available.

This submission was developed and informed by wide-ranging stakeholder input from across the state. Nine workshops were held across regional WA and in metro Perth, along with opportunities to provide input through an online survey. The State Budget Submission builds on the research that Shelter WA has undertaken and puts forward  a critical pathway of reform to ensure everyone has a place to call home.

Reform is crucial to achieving outcomes

Framed around the McGowan Government’s Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity, the submission indicates how housing reform is crucial in achieving the community outcomes under the Our Priorities framework.

A key position within the submission is that social housing must be viewed as critical economic as well as social infrastructure. The community housing sector is a catalyst that is needed to drive an increase in the total stock of social and affordable housing in WA. And as Housing is a major social determinant of health, change in our housing system will deliver positive health outcomes.

Relating to the housing continuum

The submission overlays Shelter WA’s reform pathway as it relates to the housing continuum, an important consideration so that we as a community understand how these reforms will assist everyone in WA in their housing options.

At the time of this global pandemic the reforms in Shelter WA’s submission are even more critical to ensuring everyone in Western Australia has a place to call home.

Read the submission here.