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Australian company proposes game-changing solution to skyrocketing rental prices

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Cubitt’s Granny Flats and Home Extensions, a leading Australian family construction company, is urging the government to provide incentives to homeowners interested in constructing secondary dwellings on their property.  

The aim is to accommodate family members or provide more rental housing stock for those who are struggling to find affordable rental housing amidst the housing crisis currently faced by Australian families. 

  • Recent alarming statistics highlight the urgent need for action: 
  • Reserve Bank boss says we need more people sharing the same dwellings. 
  • The national rental vacancy rate at 1% 
  • Australia’s population growth is expected to rise another 2 per cent as migrant workers and international students return to the country. 
  • RBA Governor Phillip Lowe warns rental prices are expected to rise by 10 per cent. 
  • Fears Australians, priced out of the housing market by rising housing costs, will begin to look for cheaper housing alternatives that do not comply with the BCA. 
  • Non-compliant “Tiny Homes” are now being utilised as primary dwellings. 
  • Cubitt’s offers high-quality and stylish second spaces for families and tenants alike. 
  • Larger than your average Sydney apartment, our 60sqm builds can be customised to suit client’s individual lifestyle needs. 

“For 30 years, we have been assisting families in staying together. Granny Flats are no longer just for aging parents.,” said Kate Cubitt, Cubitt’s Managing Director.  

The company’s clients now include families seeking affordable living arrangements for single parents, young adults saving to buy a home, and adult children with disabilities requiring specialized care.  

Cubitt’s team works closely with clients from concept to completion, maintaining clear communication, transparency, and attention to detail at every stage of the construction process. 

“We don’t build ‘tiny houses’; we construct stylish, compact homes that prioritise the safety, independence, and standard of living of our loved ones.” 

The urgency of the situation calls for immediate government action. Cubitt shares that it is undeniable that a housing crisis is unfolding, and it is essential to incentivise the use of existing land for building affordable housing.  

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Menchie Khairuddin is a writer Deputy Content Manager at Akolade and content producer for Third Sector News. She is passionate about social affairs specifically in mixed, multicultural heritage and not-for-profit organisations.


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