Gold Coast developer Soheil Abedian calls for affordable, inclusionary zoning to help solve housing crisis

Soheil Abedian has made a fortune from Australia’s housing market.

But after four decades in the industry, Mr Abedian says the growing social divide between those who can afford property and those who cannot is shaking the foundations of this country.

And his solution: mandate a portion of all new housing for people priced out of the open market.

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How the housing crisis will reshape SEQ’s new and old suburbs

How the housing crisis will reshape SEQ’s new and old suburbs

How do you design a suburb in 2023 to include social housing, affordable housing, be close to public transport, increase density, mesh with the existing community and not send developers broke? Does housing design differ between greenfield locations, where there is no existing layout or infrastructure, and established suburbs where there are already homes, shops, schools, parks – and any problems are entrenched?

Brisbane Times has taken a look at south-east Queensland’s newest suburb, Lilywood, in Caboolture West (now called Waraba), and we have asked industry experts how they would deliver new homes in established suburbs.

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