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Think high density isn't for your area? Then you're missing the point

Think high density isn't for your area? Then you're missing the point

If Perth people still think higher density living is about shoehorning homeless and poor people into nice suburbs, they’re missing the point.

  • by Emma Young

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ACT public housing demand forecasts not updated for six years
Canberra

ACT public housing demand forecasts not updated for six years

Public housing advocates have previously cited concerns the level of demand may be much greater than estimated.

  • by Daniel Burdon
ACT government holds fire on affordable housing targets
Public housing

ACT government holds fire on affordable housing targets

The territory government has again delayed revealing whether or not it will increase its affordable housing targets.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Canberra Now: plastic bag use rising, Aussie rules a force for good
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Canberra Now: plastic bag use rising, Aussie rules a force for good

Canberra's plastic bag use is returning to pre-ban levels with the ACT's environment minister recommending upping the price.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
More people need Mark's help as the public housing flats are split up
Canberra

More people need Mark's help as the public housing flats are split up

A program that pollinates communities in some of Canberra's most unloved places has seen demand for its services grow by one quarter, as the ACT government empties and sells off its public housing flats.

  • by Katie Burgess
Rent cut missing from Opposition bill for landlord land tax break
Public housing

Rent cut missing from Opposition bill for landlord land tax break

A Canberra Liberals bill to give landlords who rent their properties through community housing providers an exemption on land tax does not guarantee a Greens proposal for a 25 per cent discount.

  • by Daniel Burdon
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No affordable homes at old public housing sites
Development

No affordable homes at old public housing sites

The government has released data indicating it plans to release 4080 dwellings by the end of the financial year.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
Dickson Section 72 progresses to stage two of community consultation
Public housing

Dickson Section 72 progresses to stage two of community consultation

The ACT government has released two options for the plot of land.

  • by Han Nguyen
Tax breaks can solve the housing crisis
Opinion
Opinion

Tax breaks can solve the housing crisis

If governments won't provide enough public housing, they should subsidise more community housing.

  • by Stephen Anthony
ACT's innovative scheme could cut housing costs by 50pc if rolled out
Canberra

ACT's innovative scheme could cut housing costs by 50pc if rolled out

The cost of housing could be slashed through the nationwide roll out of land rent schemes, such as the one operating in the ACT, a new report says.

  • by Michael Inman
Remote housing feud descends to insults
Affordable housing

Remote housing feud descends to insults

An ugly feud between the West Australian and federal governments over remote Aboriginal housing funding is becoming increasingly bitter and shows no sign of ending soon.