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Liberals call for housing crisis declaration as ACT government moves to protect off-the-plan buyers

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
November 8 2021 - 6:30pm
The Canberra Liberals say a housing crisis in Canberra is partly driven by a lack of new land. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The opposition will call on the ACT government to declare a housing crisis in response to rapidly increasing property prices and rents, and has again pointed to the shortage of single-dwelling blocks as driving the price rise.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.