Housing Affordability Crisis

Housing

ACTION TO ADDRESS THE  HOUSING CRISIS IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS

There is hardly any affordable or secure housing available for people in our area to rent or buy. Many people have had to move out of the area, away from their friends, support networks, jobs, schools and community. Uprooting people is a symptom of a crisis not a cure for one.

We have seen unprecedented housing stress in the Northern rivers, brought about by: the rapid growth of an unregulated short-term holiday letting industry, increases of up to 30% in property values, almost no supply of rental properties for residents and urban buyers flocking to the area during Covid-19.

At any one time there are 2000-3000 houses in the Ballina electorate that have been booked through short-term holiday letting agencies. That’s an average of 6000 adults and 6000-10,000 children who reside in our community who could live in those homes if those properties were available as permanent rentals.

We must support people’s right to access secure, safe and affordable housing. Housing insecurity affects everybody in our community; the homeless, people in public and community housing, private renters, first home buyers, single parents, women, children and everyday working people.

To the NSW Premier and the State Government,

The housing crisis in the Northern Rivers is in desperate need of targeted solutions. To ensure people in our community have access to safe and secure housing options. We are asking you to:

  • Support Byron Shire Council to Regulate short-term holiday letting in Byron 
  • End no-grounds evictions in NSW, and
  • Amend the affordable housing SEPP to provide 30 year leases

Please sign the petition calling on the NSW State Government to take meaningful action to end the housing crisis in our region.

Who's signing

Michelle Nunan
Rachel Moane
Kim Wilson
Carol Budden
Samantha Everingham
Bruce Budden
Kym Gilham
Brendon McLeod
Paul Cooke
Marilyn Perkins
Allan O'Brien
Craig Scanlan
Ursula Diethelm
Keziah Zavael
Claudia Hillhouse
Kelly Twyford
Lynn Varcin
Shereen Hamilton
Simon Hall
Katie Davis
Serano Nicolai
Katherine Myers
Xiola Nolan
Jasbir Singh
Michael Goodwin
Paul Full
Anna Carmichael
Samantha Jones
Jennifer Cargill
Simon Chate
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  • Michelle Nunan
    signed 2021-04-14 16:02:50 +1000
  • Rachel Moane
    signed 2021-04-14 15:14:53 +1000
    MAKE HOUSING AFFORDABLE
  • Kim Wilson
    signed 2021-04-14 15:12:35 +1000
  • Carol Budden
    signed 2021-04-14 15:02:51 +1000
  • Samantha Everingham
    signed 2021-04-14 14:56:33 +1000
  • Bruce Budden
    signed 2021-04-14 14:55:13 +1000
  • Kym Gilham
    signed 2021-04-14 14:50:53 +1000
  • Brendon McLeod
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  • Paul Cooke
    signed 2021-04-14 14:45:26 +1000
  • Marilyn Perkins
    signed 2021-04-14 14:35:39 +1000
    It’s time to stop the talking and start acting.

    Thus crisis will only get worse.
  • Allan O'Brien
    signed 2021-04-14 14:07:01 +1000
  • Craig Scanlan
    signed 2021-04-14 13:41:21 +1000
  • Ursula Diethelm
    signed 2021-04-14 13:19:09 +1000
  • Keziah Zavael
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  • Claudia Hillhouse
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  • Kelly Twyford
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  • Lynn Varcin
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  • Shereen Hamilton
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  • Simon Hall
    signed 2021-04-14 12:31:12 +1000
  • Katie Davis
    signed 2021-04-14 11:32:24 +1000
  • Serano Nicolai
    signed 2021-04-14 11:04:42 +1000
  • Katherine Myers
    signed 2021-04-14 10:59:27 +1000
  • Xiola Nolan
    signed 2021-04-14 10:59:24 +1000
  • Jasbir Singh
    signed 2021-04-14 10:34:44 +1000
  • Michael Goodwin
    signed 2021-04-14 10:33:03 +1000
  • Paul Full
    signed 2021-04-14 09:40:04 +1000
  • Anna Carmichael
    signed 2021-04-14 06:52:04 +1000
  • Samantha Jones
    signed 2021-04-14 06:12:53 +1000
  • Jennifer Cargill
    signed 2021-04-14 00:11:05 +1000
  • Simon Chate
    signed 2021-04-13 22:55:13 +1000