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Regional Australia Institute to find solutions to WQ housing crisis | Queensland Country Life

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So serious is the market failure in housing in western Queensland, and the acute housing shortage that has emerged, that the Western Queensland Alliance of Councils has commissioned a study to be undertaken by the Regional Australia Institute.

The links between housing and economic development have been a topic of discussion between the RAI and various western Queensland councils for several years, but this will be the first thorough assessment undertaken.

According to the CEO of the Remote Area Planning and Development Association David Arnold, the problem stems from a mismatch between the costs of construction and renovation and the value of the existing housing stock, which results in the quantity and quality of available housing not…



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