Category Archives: News

Shock record housing commencements result, but where is the affordability

ABS Building Activity released today show a record June quarter in housing commencements, stimulated by HomeBuilder and low interest rates, seeing a massive 212,000 housing starts nationally result, which is around 100,000 homes above previous FY2021 forecasts made at the beginning of COVID. The 4th quarter June 2021 result of 65,000 commencements alone is the […]

Infrastructure Australia’s plan integrates Social Infrastructure and Community Housing

Infrastructure Australia has today published its landmark 2021 Australian Infrastructure Plan, calling for a new wave of infrastructure reform with a 15-year roadmap to drive our standard of living and improve the resilience and sustainability of our essential infrastructure, which now includes Social Infrastructure including Community Housing. PowerHousing applauds Infrastructure Australia for stepping in with the Australian […]

Strong housing market defying migration demand shortfall

Strong ABS lending and building approvals, stimulated by HomeBuilder and low interest rates, is seeing a domestic home buyer resurgence bolstered by the record cohort of expats returning to Australia. However, decimation of visa class arrivals presents a looming market demand risk and future activity drop. In net terms, we have seen three quarters of […]

National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children

PowerHousing today provided submissions to the Department of Social Services National Plan to End Violence Against Women and their Children. As per our submission, it is critical that the Australian Government is developing the next National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (the National Plan) with housing being at its heart. With rising […]

FY2022 Federal Budget COVID health recovery to start with the home

PowerHousing again joined around 60 national peak leaders at the Treasury lockup for the Federal Budget in Canberra. The FY2022 Federal Budget pulls many levers to help Australia emerge from its biggest health emergency in generations, but leaves the door open for further housing measures to tackle a rapidly escalating housing affordability crisis that has […]

Top Achievers named at 2020 PowerHousing Academy Scholarships and Awards

With an address commending PowerHousing Members from Federal Housing Minister Sukkar and Federal Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese, some of the best individuals and teams in social and affordable housing Community Housing were recognised at the 2020 PowerHousing Awards. 2020 is different and as a result, PowerHousing Academy has created new people-focused Awards for […]

$5.3b Victorian construction stimulus to kickstart CHP led COVID recovery

The $5.3b Victorian social housing stimulus will eclipse any programs in recent history to arrest the decline in purpose built social and affordable housing with Community Housing Providers partnering with the private sector for social outcome, bolster jobs and drive the COVID recovery. Our Victorian Members are ecstatic with the announcement that after having been […]

FY2021 Federal Budget Lock

PowerHousing Australia attended a much depleted group of 50 peak bodies at Budget lockup in Canberra last night for arguably the first of five of the most challenging Federal Budgets that Australia will ever face. A key outcome from last night’s budget sought is to provide direct measures and a whole of economy response that […]

Social housing vital to the future economy

In this time of 2020 change, Exxon Mobil (Esso) will at the end of August leave the Dow Jones industrial average, which is the classic blue-chip stock index that measures investment and company performance of the top 30 companies in the US. Exxon joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1928, as Standard Oil, one […]