The Hon. Kelvin Thomson, Former Federal Member for Wills & adviser for Sustainable Australia Party’s Clifford Hayes, joins Michael for a discussion on high density living in the age of coronavirus.
NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin has been caught escaping his high density Sydney apartment for “health”reasons… and even high density advocates like property industry consultant Bernard Salt are now admitting that Australia’s (relative) low density is a big weapon in the fight against COVID-19.
Why then are our politicians forcing millions of Australians into small and expensive apartments?
Alarmingly, short-sighted politicians are now easing restrictions on the property industry to help fast-track developments. They are putting even more of our economic eggs in the property industry basket, at a time in which we should be re-balancing our economy.