The Morrison Government has pledged to release more land for new homes in Canberra if it’s returned to power at next month’s federal election.

243 hectares of Commonwealth owned land at the CSIRO site in Ginniderra would be released as part of the commitment.

ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja said the released would help to address housing unaffordability in Canberra.

“Based on average block size in Canberra, this land release would result in around 2,000 family homes.”

If re-elected, Seselja said the land would be put to market before the year’s end.

“This land release alone doesn’t fully fix the crisis created by the ACT Labor Greens Government, but it will offer relief by significantly increasing immediate supply for Canberra families.”

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