Affordable, Accessible, Appropriate housing for older Australians
by John Daley
John Daley’s keynote speech to the Council of The Ageing conference on Housing for Senior Australians.
Some senior Australians face housing affordability challenges, but they are generally under less stress than other Australians. But there are storm clouds on the horizon. Home ownership rates are falling for younger cohorts, while there is less social housing available.
There are also emerging issues for those who want to downsize and stay in the same suburb because planning laws are limiting the creation of suitable medium density housing in established suburbs.