Canberra struggles with a housing shortage… Should vacant office space be converted into residential apartments?

It sounds like a simple answer to a tricky problem… Can offices left empty after COVID-19 be converted into housing?

An increasing number of office buildings are vacant in Canberra as staff choose to work from home.

Can the bare commercial space be repurposed to reduce the shortage of residential apartments?

dr. Tony Matthews of urban and environmental planning at Griffith University spoke to Lish Fejer of ABC Radio Canberra about the pros and cons of converting former office buildings.


canberra, TO TRADE, housing policy, Rental properties

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