The Gold Coast Housing Industry does care about its neighbours and has an appetite to push for change and action.

In front of a booked-out audience of 235 people, this event was held and hosted by Bennett + Bennett and Zone Planning last Thursday 13 July 2023 at the Southport Yacht Club.

We spoke with David Ransom of Zone Planning after the event and he was keen to elaborate…

‘Great turnout tonight and we feel that the Gold Coast Development and consultant community have shown up in numbers with the will and want for change and action on the subject of Housing Supply. We will sit down and work out the next stage of this process because we are not done with yet, we will be pushing on.’

Link to Channel 10 news report – Courtesy of Hunt Media and Channel 10

This event started with an introduction from the MC Rod Cox (Bennett + Bennett). Rod advised that the audience were impressed…

‘A great diversity of the Housing community was on show and they were an engaged audience that were involved with the topic at large. I had many come up to me to express their support for the event and support for further action. It is also good to be supporting a charity like the Salvation Army, who will receive all of the funds raised from the event…’ 

Daniel Krause of Zone Planning presented the ‘Gold Coast Dwelling Supply Study Report 2023’ which proved that the land availability was much lower than the forecast from local government. Michael Matusik of Matusik Property Insights gave a clear and precise evaluation of this from an economics point of view highlighting the effects on the local economy and how to handle expected strong growth and shortage of supply.

David Ransom presented 10 strong suggestions that could make a difference and was followed by Paul Zanetti from Brisbane Rooming Houses who provide a clear alternative for Rooming dwellings which could open up if Infrastructure charges and Land Tax concessions/ reductions were put in place.

Mona Nielsen from the Salvation Army provided a real perspective on the growing homelessness crisis and the undeniable stats and drain on their resources and the community.

Our key panel made up of David Ransom, Michael Matusik, Paul Zanetti, Andrew Bell (Ray White Surfers Paradise), Kevin Gogolka (Multiplex) and Lynne Armitage (Bond University) answered some challenging questions from moderator Jason Murdoch (Keylin) and the floor.

As all agree, there is no quick fix here, but there are some actions that can be enacted immediately and many that can be put in place that will have a medium to longer term affect.

Above article is the Gold Coast Bulletin Gold Coast housing:


Photos from the booked out event

Watch out for updates and further actions to come and thanks to all for their support.

Contact: Paul Jones (Bennett + Bennett) via email: aboag@bennettandbennett.com.au or phone: (07) 5631 8000