Thank you Mr Speaker, my question is to the Minister for Housing.
Minister, I acknowledge today’s announcement that you intend to invest $1.5 billion over the next ten years to deliver an additional 6500 homes by 2032.
However, this is 10 years away, and your government’s track record of hitting targets is not good.
Minister, people need homes now.
Will your government move immediately to ease the housing pressure by limiting short-stay accommodation to rooms in the owner’s principal place of residence?
Such a move will free up entire properties to be returned to the long-term rental market.
Tasmanians need roofs over their heads now, not in 10 years’ time.