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New board for MACLL

Mount Alexander’s committed community of housing advocates met recently for an AGM at Shedshaker brewery. The aim was to elect a new board for the Mt Alexander Community Land Limited. After a debrief from past chairman Doug Falconer, the new board consists of Timothy Hurley, Delphine Laboureau-Ormancey, Karl Fitzgerald and John Shone. Spokesperson Karl Fitzgerald […]

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Build to Rent – Limited Outcomes

BTR Tax Concessions Submission• Commentary on Exposure Draft Legislation Read the PDF for the full footnoting.   Grounded makes this submission on behalf of those locked out of housing.  For profit developers rarely provide affordable housing at levels lower income earners require. Too much is known of BTR’s behaviour in the northern hemisphere to allow the

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Help to Buy: Senate Inquiry Presentation

https://youtu.be/B1lB3whu_Iw?feature=shared Hansard transcript FITZGERALD, Mr Karl, Managing Director, Grounded Community Land Trust Advocacy [by video link] O’CONNELL, Ms Kristin, Research and Policy, Antipoverty Centre [by video link] [13:12] CHAIR:  Welcome. I understand information on parliamentary privilege and the protection of witnesses giving evidence to Senate committees has been provided to you. Do you have a

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Help to Buy Legislative Submission

Inquiry: The Help to Buy Bill 2023 and the Help to Buy Bill (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023 [Provisions] Grounded Community Land Trust Advocacy has been established to bring the gold standard of shared equity models to Australia. Community Land Trusts see the Trust maintaining ownership over the land to ensure perpetual affordability occurs. Residents need

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South Australian Budget Submission

Thank you for the opportunity to submit for budget and governance support to assist Grounded’s mission – to provide more community led development (CLD) and therefore perpetually affordable housing.  We note Treasurer Mullighan’s budget speech and his powerful statement that “home ownership has never felt further from their grasp.”  Our perspective comes from a strong

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Victorian Budget Submission

https://youtu.be/ssEh0o2Ox98 Thank you for the opportunity to submit for budget and governance support to assist Grounded’s mission – to provide more community led development (CLD) and therefore perpetually affordable housing.  We congratulate the Allan government for the expansion of the Vacant Residential Land Tax, the introduction of the Windfall Gains Tax and reducing land tax

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Greater Adelaide Regional Plan Submission

South Australia has a well deserved reputation as an innovative and progressive state. We encourage the GARP to continue that tradition and to fully leverage the opportunities presented in the development of the plan to maximise the benefits for current and future generations of South Australians. This is an opportunity to create a more socially equitable and cohesive community and to minimise the impacts of locational disadvantage. It is vital our communities become greener and more resilient in adapting to climate change.

Building a strong, smart, clean, regenerative economy will ensure South Australia is well placed to face future global uncertainties and for government revenue to be able to fund essential infrastructure. Underpinning all of this, is the need for a greater range of appropriate housing in the most suitable locations. Secure housing provides the stable foundation for people to build their lives, grow their families and build strong and resilient communities.

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Reclaim Your Housing Future!

https://youtu.be/eCaZVucIYXE It’s time we took our housing future into our own hands! The Hepburn Shire affordability strategy had ‘innovative housing models’ as the no1 priority as chosen by its citizens at the Housing Forum.  This event will discuss the ability of Community Land Trusts to be that innovation vehicle. This housing model acts to keep

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