Granny flats could help ease to housing crisis

The humble granny flat could help address Australia’s housing supply shortage and rental crisis, according to new research.

Based on analysis from Archistar, Blackfort and CoreLogic, granny flats have the ability to quickly and affordably address some of the current housing crisis.

Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne could potentially have up to 655,000 self-contained two-bedroom granny flats to help ease the problem, the research showed.

The research showed more than a third (36%) of these granny flat sites are within two kilometres of a train or light rail station and 17% have a hospital within the suburb boundary, demonstrating a combination of accessibility and opportunity to fast-track housing options for essential workers in the health care sector.

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