Time is the key to releasing the pressure on Griffith's housing market according to industry sources.
Earlier this month, the Regional Housing Taskforce which is finding ways to provide fair and equitable housing across the state, identified the city as having worrying 'pockets of overcrowding'.
Inquiries for property in the Griffith market have been grown significantly this year.
Senior Property Manager at Elders Real Estate, Anthony Sergi said that only time was the only targeted action that could alleviate the housing pressure in Griffith.
"Griffith's diversity and it's success across most sectors makes it a great place to live with high job security, drawing people to the region," Mr Sergi said.
"The housing shortage is also fairly tight across across all types of properties, making it a hotly contested market."
According to Mr Sergi, the market had been building like this for many years, with lower end rentals in particular a 'definite problem'.
"We are currently at 100 percent capacity for any property under $350pw," Mr Sergi said.
"Only time can alleviate the housing pressure but this will also contribute to a continuation of rise in rental prices for Griffith."
Property Manager from Nutrien Harcourts Griffith Louise Calabria said the applications for housing 'far outweighed' the rentals available, a consistent issue for those wanting to live in Griffith and surrounds.
Industry colleague, Brian Bertolin Griffith Real Estate suggested that the increased land purchases and off plan builds would be a solution as Griffith continues to grow.
"Until the supply overruns the demand this housing crisis will only continue," Mr Bertolin said.
"The volume of land sales have been off the rails however because of this there has been a big lag to actually build them as there are only so many tradies and construction workers in town."
In Collina alone, over 200 lots of land have been sold in the last three years.
"Once these properties have been built and start to materialise, things will settle down."
Nathan Thomas from Soul Property shared this sentiment, but noted that Griffith City Council would need to fast track building approval much like developers fast track development to ensure housing in Griffith doesn't fall behind its growing population.
"There is plenty of ground earmarked for development but the challenge is getting these developments going," Mr Thomas said.
"We have had record prices and are seeing huge demand for vacant land lots so we need to ensure future planning bears this in mind to keep up with it."
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