Future housing projects could use defence land

Thousands of new homes could be built on defence-owned land in Brisbane and Perth under a Federal Government bid to unlock Commonwealth owned land in growth regions.

It could form part of the sell-off according to News Corp.

New homes will also be built in Sydney and Melbourne


The Coalition reportedly wants to fast track developments at under-used defence sites in capital cities in a bid to create more housing.

The Sunday Herald Sun can reveal the Federal Government wants to fast-track the sale of large parcels of former defence land in an effort to boost supply and tackle the country’s housing dilemma.

A 127 hectare area in Maribyrnong and a 3.6 hectares site in Penrith, both owned by the Department of Defence, are believed to be included in the sell-off which will form part of the Government’s housing affordability package in next month’s Federal Budget.