Tamworth Regional Housing Forum

Thursday 24 June, 2021

The Tamworth Regional Housing Forum was announced earlier this month to bring together key stakeholders from across the housing sector to work on activating affordable housing in the short, medium and long term. Since early 2021 the housing sector has seen an increase in demand for housing and rental properties in the Tamworth region, leading to low vacancy rates.

Jacqueline O’Neill, Director Growth and Prosperity at Tamworth Regional Council said the increased demand on the housing sector reflects the region’s growth and people making a move to the bush.

“The housing demand is a collective issue across our region and it is important that key stakeholders come together to share data, insights, challenges, opportunities and to identify potential aligned actions. A collective and collaborative regional leadership approach is the best way forward.”

“Partnering with Tamworth Business Chamber, REINSW, NAB and other key stakeholders to share information and collaborate on projects enables the industry to work together effectively.”

“The increased demand effects businesses and organisations directly involved in the housing sector and the region as a whole. Attracting new workers and businesses to the region is made increasingly more difficult with such high demand for housing.”

“There is big potential for Tamworth to take advantage of the increased demand and ensure we plan for the right types of housing developments to best meet our growing needs”, Ms O’Neill said.

The Regional Housing Forum on Thursday 24 June is being supported by a range of organisations including Tamworth Regional Council, Tamworth Business Chamber, REINSW and NAB.

People working in and involved in the housing sector can provide their input at https://haveyoursay.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/housing-program until 5pm Friday 30 July, 2021.

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