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 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.

Exhibition survey summary

On 3 Oct 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.

Workshop conversation summaries

Snap poll summaries

  • Snap poll #1 - Home Ownership: [Word] [PDF]
  • Snap poll #2 - Connected Communities: [Word] [PDF]

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.

More information

If you have any further queries, please email


We want to hear your voice

Housing survey

Would you like to play your part in setting the direction for housing in Western Australia over the next decade?  If so, we’d love you to spend five minutes of your time completing our housing survey.

Snap polls!

We’re conducting weekly snap polls to understand what Western Australians really think about housing. 

Take our snap poll for this week - Snap Poll 8: Housing for the younger generation - it will take less than a minute! Please also spread the word about the poll through your networks.

New snap polls will be posted up on our web page every Monday.