Shelter WA congratulates the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River for their proactive approach to addressing rental affordability issues.
The WA government has announced that the $22M of unspent funds remaining in Residential Relief Grants Scheme will be re-purposed to provide landlords with direct one-off payments equivalent to 75 per cent of the accrued rent arrears incurred during the emergency period, up to a maximum of $4,000.
Shelter WA attended the State Recovery Advisory Group meeting which refreshed collective understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 and how these will continue to evolve into 2021.
This letter appeared in The West Australian on Thursday, 5 November. It is written by Michelle Mackenzie, the CEO of Shelter WA.
‘Innovation-led’ employment growth is the key focus of smart cities based strategic planning, however, there is limited consideration given to including affordable housing into the development of smart cities in Australia.
One and two bedroom units are needed for the program which aims to house people in need from the area so they can be supported to stabilise their lives.
With more Australians spending more time within their homes, the design, layout and thermal comfort of their homes have become increasingly noticeable and relevant.