WA Housing Strategy

The Department of Communities is leading the development of a new WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030. The strategy will set the direction for the next 10 years, creating a more sustainable and responsive housing system for WA.

The strategy is a call to action for all sectors to work together to improve housing choices and pathways. It will consider how to improve access to suitable and affordable homes and respond to current and future need.

The strategy will be supported by three implementation plans: an affordable housing implementation plan, a remote and regional implementation plan and a social housing framework.

Housing is a key driver of social and economic well-being for households, communities and our State. The strategy will build on the foundations of the Affordable Housing Strategy 2010-20: Opening Doors to Affordable Housing (PDF) and the 2017 Action Plan, and evolve our approach to housing and service delivery.

Micro lot houses in Ellenbrook.
Image: Micro-lot houses in Ellenbrook

Where we are at – our journey

The Department, with the support of Shelter WA, are currently holding conversation workshops with our key stakeholders. These conversations will inform the strategy and provide us with a clear direction.

As each workshop is held, you will be able to view the conversation summaries below.

The strategy will be delivered in the first half of 2020.

Workshop conversation summaries

Round 1

Round 2

Regional summaries

Additional workshops

Ageing with Choice

Minister Tinley and Minister Murray released "Ageing with Choice: Future directions for seniors housing 2019-2014" on 16 October 2019. This important piece of work sets the direction for responding to the changing housing needs of older Western Australians. The priorities established in Ageing with Choice will inform the development of the WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030.

Homelessness Strategy

WA’s 10-year strategy on homelessness was launched on 4 December 2019 by Premier Mark McGowan and Minister McGurk. The announcement came with a $71.8m funding increase for homelessness services.

The new homelessness strategy, All Paths Lead to a Home - Western Australia's 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness 2020-2030, sets out a vision where everyone has a safe place to call home and is supported to achieve stable and independent lives.

The priorities identified in the strategy talk to the development of the WA Housing Strategy 2020-2030.

More information

If you have any further queries, please email WAHousingStrategy@communities.wa.gov.au.


Thank you for sharing

Surveys complete

Thank you to all the people who took the time to complete our housing survey and weekly snap polls. You have all played a part in setting the direction for housing in Western Australia over the next decade.

Housing poll summaries

The results of the housing survey are currently being collated and a summary of the results will be made available on this page in due course.

Snap poll summaries

  • Snap poll #1 - Home Ownership: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #2 - Connected Communities: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #3 - Living in the regions: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #4 - Housing for older West Australians: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #5 - Apartment living in WA: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #6 - Financing housing choices: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #7 - Diversity and sustainability: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #8 - Housing for the younger generation: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #9 - Secure and safe housing: [Word] [PDF]

Exhibition survey summary

On 3 October 2019, the Strategy team held an exhibition open to all members of the public. The purpose of the exhibition was to allow members of the public to find out more, and comment on the development of the Strategy. As part of attending the event, attendees completed a short survey. Key insights of the survey are now available.