Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Liveability Hot Issue

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Liveability Hot Issue

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Nat Bromhead

nat.bromhead@dailymercury.com.au

IT WOULD come as no surprise that housing affordability and the cost of living are the major election issues in the Isaac region.

Cedric Marshall, the region's incumbent mayor, said addressing the lack of housing and exorbitant rents was his priority.

C[pounds sterling]The shortage of housing is causing problems,C[yen] he said.

Houses, he said, were not being built as quickly as the mining industry was expanding.

C[pounds sterling]We haven't been able to keep up for some time. Council has trouble housing its own employees.C[yen]

Mayoral contender Councillor Ann Crawford said the council was working on the problem and had created the Isaac Affordable Housing Trust.

C[pounds sterling]There are accommodation units being built across our communities and land allocated for more,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]All this will be rolling out over the remainder of this year under the Trust. …

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