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Huntingfield Housing Land Supply Order
Type of vote: Motion (Amendment to Amendment)
Thursday, 5 September 2019
Amendment to Amendment
An Amendment to the Amendment was proposed by Ms O’Connor by leaving out all clauses and inserting instead:
(1) Acknowledges that Tasmania’s housing crisis has occurred due to the Liberal government:
(a) underinvesting in social and affordable housing;
(b) doing too little, too late to regulate short-stay accommodation; and
(c) pursuing aggressive population and tourism growth targets without any forward thinking or planning.
(2) Calls on the Liberal Government to:
(a) significantly increase their investment in social and affordable housing;
(b) introduce regulations to prevent growth in short stay properties and tight rental markets;
(c) undertake comprehensive settlement and population planning.
(3) Agrees that instead of patting himself on the back, the Minister should spend his time in the House bringing forward meaningful legislation to improve housing outcomes for Tasmanians.
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.
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.