The Department of Housing is keeping in touch with its stakeholders through a new newsletter, Pathways.
Pathways will highlight major initiatives to increase housing supply and make renting and buying a home more affordable in Western Australia.
General Manager, Organisational Transformation, Duncan Mackay said the new publication is targeted at stakeholders and partners in the private, community and government sectors.
“We have a very wide range of stakeholders ranging from national property developers to shire councils in remote Western Australia,” he said.
“The Department delivers many products and services to make housing more affordable across the State, ranging from land development, housing construction, mortgage finance, public housing and housing for key workers and regional government staff.
“Our stakeholders and partners don’t always understand the breadth and depth of our activities. Pathways will help explain how we can help them.”
Mr Mackay said the State Affordable Housing Strategy hinged on collaboration between government, business and the community sector.
“Housing affordability is a State-wide problem and requires us to work together,” he said.
“Pathways will help identify opportunities for the Department and the private sector, community and government sectors to partner and innovate.”
The name “Pathways” was chosen because the State Affordable Housing Strategy seeks to help people to move along the housing pathway from homelessness, to public or private rental accommodation, and to progress into home ownership wherever possible.
Pathways will be published on a quarterly basis. A PDF version of Pathways can be downloaded here.