Building a More Sustainable Housing System

The Tasmanian Government is investing record amounts in the supply of social and affordable housing and homelessness initiatives.

More must be done to make comprehensive change and build a sustainable housing system. This means making the most of all the opportunities available to the State Government to influence the housing market through regulatory systems, strategic land use planning, policies, taxes, subsidies, and capital investment.

Key levers

We are looking for practical solutions to address challenges across the housing system including:

  • Projected population growth and associated shifts in household composition
  • Planning and land availability
  • Housing affordability, both to buy and rent
  • Sustainable housing, including energy efficiency
  • Construction workforce availability, and
  • Alignment of planning with essential infrastructure.

How to have your say

The Tasmanian Housing Strategy will be developed in collaboration with key stakeholders and the Tasmanian community.

Housing is important to everyone and everyone is invited to have their say on a sustainable housing market for all Tasmanians.

For the first time we are bringing together experts in Government, research, community, business and construction to provide advice on all the housing market levers.

You can have your say by


A Discussion Paper will be available for public consultation from mid-2022.


Written submissions will be invited during the public consultation period.