Government could build 67,000 new homes on state lands but ‘complexities’ to slow delivery

Unpublished LDA report identifies 83 sites around the country with potential to be used for housing but says majority will take more than ten years to deliver

The LDA’s report is the first to investigate the housing potential of state lands. Picture: Getty

The government could develop up to 67,000 new homes on existing state lands, according to a report being presented to cabinet today, but “substantial” work will be required before they can be put into the public stock of housing.

A review carried out by the Land Development Agency has identified 83 state-owned land sites – the majority of which are in the five major cities – which it says have the “development potential” for 66,910 ...