HOW can the ‘Missing Middle’ supply enough Homes? Because …

OVER the next 50 Years the Plan is for Melbourne and Sydney to grow … by 92,000 and 107,000 people annually by bringing in more migrants … read VIBRANTS …

CURRENTLY 47,000 Chinese fly into Australia every week with even more during ‘Chinese New Year’ and ‘Golden Week’ …

THAT means a huge amount of homes built very quickly and townhouses and duplex cannot keep up with that demand! How will the 85% defective builds be addressed? How likely is that with the very poooor response from the Berejiklian Grubment?

Read: NSW Government proposes ratings scorecard for builders to prevent construction disasters

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Aussies aren’t “choosing to live in apartments”. They are forced to.

AUSTRAYA runs the World’s biggest IMMIGRATION program … how can we ever have affordable housing??


WHYdo we allow the Grubs to get away with this? As they destroy where we live too!

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NOW READ the article from Leith Van Onselen from MACRO BUSINESS

Why the “missing middle” will never supply enough homes

By Leith van Onselen in Australian Property

January 24, 2020 |

CoreLogic’s Eliza Owen has penned an interesting article on the dearth of medium density housing being built across the “missing middle” of Australia’s cities:

The ‘missing middle’ refers to a paucity of new development that provides low rise, medium density housing options, such as townhouses and duplexes. Some definitions of medium density also include low rise unit builds.

Medium density housing options can be important for young families who seek a more affordable housing option close to city centres, but require more space than in a unit, or older Australians wishing to downsize in their current area of residence to reduce housing costs in retirement.

As populations continue to converge in metropolitan regions, demand for such diverse housing options are likely to grow.

The development of more medium density housing in Australia is particularly efficient for infilling major metropolitan areas, because it takes advantage of established transport and social infrastructure.

The trend of a relatively small portion of dwellings planned across townhouses and smaller unit blocks was fairly persistent across LGA regions.

Of the 478 regions with approved dwellings over the year, an average of 14.9% of dwellings were approved as townhouses, duplexes or in unit blocks with 3 storeys or less.

This is higher than the average across existing stock, with ABS data suggesting councils currently have an average of 11.9% medium-density dwellings.

As dwelling prices are expected to continue rising in 2020, and affordability resurges as an issue for buyers, demand for cheaper housing options will only rise. If development continues to focus on the two extremes of density, metropolitan areas may see an erosion of diverse age and family demographics.

The below chart of dwelling approvals summarises the situation at the national level:

As shown above, there were 26,100 townhouses approved in the year to November 2019, representing only 15% of total dwellings approved across Australia.

The situation is similar in NSW and VIC, which are Australia’s two fastest growing jurisdictions:

Townhouses represented only 16% and 17% of dwelling approvals across NSW and VIC in the year to November 2019.

That said, believing that the “missing middle” can solve Australia’s housing supply and affordability issues is a pipe dream.

Melbourne and Sydney are projected to grow by 92,000 and 107,000 people annually over the next half century, due to mass immigration:

Such a tidal wave of people will necessarily need a huge amount of homes built very quickly to keep up. And this is simply not possible through townhouses and duplexes.

Think about it from a development perspective. What is easier: purchasing 20,000 detached homes in established suburbs, demolishing the existing dwellings and building two townhouses on each (for 40,000 townhouses). Or building 800 high-rises with 50 apartments in each.

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CAAN Photo: Chinese developer Greenland ‘Lachlan’s Line’ North Ryde/Macquarie Park and Chinese Country Garden ‘Ryde Garden’ in the background. Awfulizers towering over the village of North Ryde.

Obviously, development is going to go down the path of least resistance and will continue to be concentrated in high-rise apartments and greenfield houses.

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CAAN Photo: Chinese JQZ; Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park

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Photo: the Greenfields Housing Code for tiny lots of 200M2 X 6M wide; no room for the shade of a tree! As with high-rise high density like this developers make a motzer!

Ultimately, the best way to ‘solve’ Australia’s chronic housing supply issues and housing affordability woes is to remove the artificial demand-driver of the problems. That is, slash immigration back to the historical norm of less than 100,000 a year:

Australia will never have affordable housing while it runs one of the world’s biggest immigration programs.

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CAAN Photo: JQZ Chinese Precinct development … view from carpark; an eyesore that has replaced commercial buildings and jobs for local Australians

Leith Van Onselen

Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.