The houses we want are not getting built


Peter Mares

The kind of houses we are living in is not changing, but the price is, according to the 2011 census. Despite paying significantly more for housing than they were five years ago, Grattan research shows that many Australians are not getting the homes that best meet their needs. As Sydney and Melbourne begin to develop long-term city plans, they should consider how to create much more housing choice than is now on offer.