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Housing, the economy and the role of investors

We often talk about the housing shortage and the need for supply, but what are the pragmatic ways governments can achieve this? And where do investors fit in?

Tim McKibbin
Tim McKibbin says investors will have an increasingly important role to play to address Sydney's fundamental imbalance between supply and demand. Photo: REINSW

We often talk about the housing shortage and the need for supply, but what are the pragmatic ways governments can achieve this? And where do investors fit in?

Bodies as influential as the OECD have pointed the finger of blame for surging house prices at the Reserve Bank for keeping interest rates so low, adding more demand for housing to a sector which has for years struggled to satisfy the number of buyers in the market.

More supply is often c…