WA Housing Strategy

The WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030 was launched on 14 October 2020. The strategy will connect 150,000 WA households to safe, stable and sustainable homes by 2030.

The strategy is a call to action for all sectors to work together to improve housing choices and access to suitable and affordable homes – particularly for the most vulnerable.

The Strategy sets clear targets to create a more agile housing system that can respond to current and future need. It commits to:

  • a 6% net increase in social homes over the next 10 years (2,600 homes)
  • diversifying the rental sector
  • continuing to responsibly support home ownership opportunities for people on low to moderate incomes
  • improving the availability of liveable designed housing
  • building liveable, inclusive and connected communities that improve social and economic participation
  • improving outcomes through a more integrated approach to housing and service assistance
  • creating jobs and contributing to the State’s economy.

View the Strategy targets (PDF, 2.9MB).

The strategy is kickstarted by the $444 million Housing Stimulus Package announced in June 2020. This includes the  $319 million Social Housing Economic Recovery package which will refurbish 1,500 homes, build and purchase about 250 new dwellings and deliver a regional maintenance program to 3,800 homes. This comes on top of the $150 million Housing Investment Package announced in December 2019 and the 394 million Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package announced in 2018.

Three plans are now being developed that will contribute to achieving our targets:

  • an affordable housing implementation plan
  • a social housing framework
  • a regional and remote housing implementation plan.

The Strategy builds on the foundations of the Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-20: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing (PDF, 2.8MB) and the 2017 Action Plan, which established Western Australia as a leader in affordable housing.

The Strategy was informed by a best practice consultation process with over 600 individuals and 200 organisations from across the State. To find out more about what people told us, visit our consultation page.

Resources

If you require any of these documents in an alternative format email wahousingstrategy@communities.wa.gov.au.