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Huntingfield Housing Land Supply Order
Type of vote: Motion (Amendment)
Thursday, 5 September 2019
An Amendment was proposed by Ms Dow by leaving out all words after “That the House” and inserting instead:
(1) Supports further investment in increased supply of Affordable and Social Housing in Tasmania.
(2) Notes that the Government failed to consult with the community on the Huntingfield Land Supply order made under section 4 of the Housing Land Supply Act 2018.
(3) Notes the attendance of over 300 people at a community meeting in July who voiced their concerns regarding this development and the Government’s mishandling of the consultation and planning process.
(4) Acknowledges the notable absence of the Minister and Premier despite this being the Premier’s electorate at the meeting held in July.
(5) Notes the significant missed opportunity to work with the local community, business community and local Council to plan and develop a state of the art housing development.
(6) Notes the Liberal Government’s failure to achieve a faster, cheaper, simpler, fairer planning scheme in Tasmania.
(7) Acknowledges the Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Strategy, which includes the release of government owned land, is making a contribution to increasing housing supply but much more is needed to meet current and projected demand.
(8) Acknowledges that the Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy 2015-2025 and Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023 (AHAP2) were developed on the basis of market conditions at the time, that have since deteriorated significantly; and based on resources available at the time rather than a real assessment of market demand.
(9) Recognises that underinvestment of the Hodgman Liberal Government in affordable housing supply over 5 years has contributed to the widening gap between social housing demand and supply in Tasmania.
(10) Recognises that while the AHAP2 and associated funding is welcome, much more is required and urges the Government to undertake a comprehensive review of the Affordable Housing Strategy 2015-2025 and funding through the 2020-21 Budget processes to prioritise social housing as essential public infrastructure.
(11) Notes the Government’s failure to invest in infrastructure and have an effective transport strategy to deal with the issue of traffic congestion South of Hobart.
That the House:—
(1) Supports the Huntingfield Housing Land Supply Order made under section 4 of the Housing Land Supply Act 2018.
(2) Acknowledges that Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Strategy, which includes the critical release of more land, is responding to the current challenges in the housing market by boosting supply across the housing spectrum.
(3) Acknowledges that the Affordable Housing Action Plan 2 and the additional investment in funding is another positive step towards continuing this momentum.
(4) Supports the Tasmanian Government's $1.6 billion investment in infrastructure of roads and bridges, including $30.8 million over four years for congestion busting projects in Greater Hobart.
Amendment to Amendment - 5 Sep 2019 (Negatived)
Rewrites the motion to blame the housing crisis on government policy and to call on the government to implement a range of policies.