Australia Economy and regeneration , Housing and planning

Understanding the economic consequences of insufficient housing for workers in rural areas

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Summary

The lack of appropriate and available housing – particularly rental housing for skilled, unskilled, and seasonal workers – is a growing concern for rural areas across Australia.

This briefing draws on the research conducted for Regional Councils Victoria’s Rural Victoria Housing Blueprint to understand the impacts of insufficient housing supply on local economic growth. This is the first in a two-part series that explores the interconnected issues of liveability, population attraction and retention, housing supply, and economic development.

This briefing will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, senior executives, and officers with an interest in housing supply, housing affordability, and economic development.

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