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 on the critical market levers such as:

  • population growth and settlement planning
  • ageing and shifts in household composition
  • land availability
  • the interface between public and private markets
  • taxes
  • approvals and permitting
  • sustainable housing - energy and water efficiency
  • construction workforce availability
  • alignment of essential social and economic infrastructure.
Timeline
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August 2021
Launch of the project’s webpage.

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August 2021 –  October 2021
Recruitment of project team.

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November 2021 –  February 2022
Expert working groups convened to develop issues papers.

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March 2022 – May 2022
Issues papers released for public consultation.

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April 2022  - May 2022
Key stakeholder consultation sessions

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June 2022
Community and stakeholder feedback is analysed.
The Tasmanian Housing Strategy drafted.

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July 2022
Draft Tasmanian Housing Strategy released for public consultation.

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September 2022
Tasmanian Housing Strategy finalised.

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October 2022
Tasmanian Housing Strategy released.

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

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A series of issues papers will be available for public consultation in March 2022.

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Written submissions will be invited during the public consultation period.