Built & Natural Environments

Briefing paper
11 February 2016

This report identifies some principles to consider when setting up and maintaining effective co-governance arrangements.

10 February 2016

Many super funds have recognised the dangers of climate change, as well as the risks it poses to fossil fuel-related assets. However, the vast majority of Australian super funds are still invested...

9 February 2016

Australia's groundwater is a nationally significant resource which demands careful, long-term planning and management, informed by a sound understanding of the characteristics of each aquifer.

4 February 2016

The decision to franchise ferry services on the Sydney Ferries Network is justified, according to this report.

3 February 2016

This article discusses the barriers faced by non-white house hunters in Sydney.

29 January 2016

Emissions grew 1.3 per cent over FY15 – the first increase in fiscal year emissions since 2005-06, ten years ago, when Australian emissions reached their historic peak, according to this report....

Briefing paper
22 January 2016

This research project developed and trialled a new social housing performance assessment framework. Such a framework would better help policy-makers understand how social landlords allocate...

21 January 2016

2015 was the hottest year on record globally. Climate change was a major factor in driving the record-breaking heat in 2015 world wide, according to this report.


7 January 2016

This project considers the remedies available to a property owner affected by a neighbour’s tree or hedge which creates a barrier to sunlight or to a view.

Technical report
31 December 2015

This report compares the effect of increasing the number of wind turbine generators on wholesale spot prices in the Australian National Electricity Market’s (NEM) under the existing transmission...