Build our way out of the housing crisis.
Tasmania used to have the most affordable housing in the country. Now it is one of the most expensive.
Fixing this isn’t going to be easy, but we need to make a start.
Labor has a plan to make housing more affordable and build our way out of this housing crisis.
No Tasmanian should have to worry about how they'll afford to keep a roof over their head.
A Rebecca White Labor Government will make tackling the problem of housing affordability a top priority.
And we'll start by making sure there are more homes available to meet the demands of our growing population.
Construct 1000 dedicated rental homes.
Rents in Tasmania are out of control. And there are simply not enough rental properties available to meet demand.
Labor has a plan to increase the number of rental homes available, and put an end to out of control rent rises.
Labor will oversee the construction of more than 1,000 new dedicated rental homes. This will deliver more homes to meet demand and help lower rents.
Increase home ownership and build more new homes.
Home ownership in Tasmania continues to fall.
Labor has a plan to help hundreds of additional Tasmanians own their own home.
We'll expand the shared equity scheme that lets people partner with the government when buying a home - this lowers the deposit needed and gives people a foot in the door.
And we'll link it to new houses to help drive construction of more homes to meet demand.
Stop homes being lost to short-stay accommodation.
Too many local homes are being lost to short-stay accommodation operators like AirBnB.
And with the current shortage of homes in Tasmania, we need to look after locals first.
A Rebecca White Labor Government will immediately pause the issuing of all new permits to convert entire homes into short-stay accommodation.
Labor will work with local councils to ensure that short-term accommodation can operate sensibly and sustainably, but not in a way that takes housing away from local Tasmanians.
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- Remove red tape slowing new builds and deliver a state planning scheme
- Urgently repair 215 uninhabitable social housing properties
Labor has a plan for Tasmania.