The Local Pulse

The Local Pulse on Radio Margaret River will focus on the housing shortage within the town in the next episode.

The in-depth program, hosted by Karen Tearney will feature Craig Mathieson; Deputy Chair of Just Home Margaret River Inc, Matt Cuthbert; Acting Manager Planning at the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and Michelle Mackenzie; Chief Executive Officer at Shelter WA.


The tourist town of Margaret River has been facing a severe housing shortage for some time. The region has an extremely low residential vacancy rate of 0.2%.

Highlighting the impact Just Home Margaret River released a report entitled “I wouldn’t wish this on anyone: The Augusta Margaret River housing crisis”. The report shares the experiences of 74 local families affected by the housing crisis (representing households with 191 people, including 75 children), based on a survey conducted in 2021.


Listen to the show live on Thursday, 9 September from 10:00am till 11:00am here.