Vinnies join call for urgent housing summit
Vinnies Queensland has joined 11 other Queensland peak bodies in calling for an urgent National Housing Summit to address the worsening housing crisis throughout the state and the rest of Australia.
As part of an initiative from the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) we have co-signed a letter to our political leaders urging local, State and Federal Governments to work together towards a solution.
“We are still experiencing rental vacancy rates lower than 1 per cent across Queensland, with thousands of families and individuals struggling to find an affordable place to live,” Vinnies Qld CEO Kevin Mercer said.
“This issue is not limited to Queensland either – this crisis has impacted the entire country.
“A solution will not be overnight – it will require a significant investment of time and budget across all levels of Government
“But it will be worth it to ensure every Australian can have the dignity of an affordable and sustainable place to live.
“We encourage all our leaders across all levels of Government to work together and alongside housing and homelessness support organisations to urgently address this critical issue.”
You can read a copy of the letter calling for a National Housing Summit here.
Queensland organisations who have co-signed this letter include:
- Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ)
- St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland
- Queensland Resources Council
- Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ)
- Waste Recycling Industry Association Queensland (WRIQ)
- Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ)
- Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF)
- Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)
- Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)