Housing--Planning

Audio podcast

13 Jun 2017

A conversation with Australian Perspectives Fellow Brendan Coates and Associate Trent Wiltshire. Sydney is ground zero for Australia’s booming housing market. And NSW is the latest government to released a plan to tackle growing public anxiety over housing affordability. But will the plan make a...

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Strategy

09 Jun 2017

The Queensland Housing Strategy 2017-2027 is the state government's 10-year framework, driving key reforms and targeted investment across the housing continuum.

It redefines how the Queensland Government will deliver housing to support urban renewal, generate new jobs, provide affordable...

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Policy

01 Jun 2017

The NSW Government has developed a new package of measures designed to improve housing affordability across NSW.

These policies take into account the difficulty that first home buyers face in entering the market, the state’s growing population and the need to ensure that development...

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Policy report

22 May 2017

After the Premier’s invitation and following a meeting with her, I agreed to:

  • Engage with the relevant officials to understand and evaluate their work and housing affordability policy proposals, as an independent and outside ‘additional pair of eyes’.
  • Give the Premier my
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Research report

18 May 2017

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This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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Report

18 May 2017

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This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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Research report

10 May 2017

In August 2012, as part of a review of the Official Statistics System, the New Zealand Cabinet agreed that work should be undertaken towards the creation of a Tier 1 official statistic on housing affordability, so as to understand the state of housing affordability in more detail. For this...

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Audio interview

29 Mar 2017

Australian cyclone specialist, Professor Jonathan Nott, has now headed out into the field to gather data on Cyclone Debbie.

The Professor of Geoscience at James Cook University is also a member of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards.

He...

Research report

21 Mar 2017

This report has been produced by the University of Melbourne for the Australian Communities Foundation Green Cities Innovation Fund to document an international review on high-rise apartment building thermal performance and comfort in heat wave conditions. This identified four international...

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Commentary

Article

15 Mar 2017

The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is perhaps the most visible outcome of the lack of affordable housing options. Only 1% of advertised...

Research report

03 Mar 2017

Homes for Victorians is the Victorian Government’s response to the housing affordability crisis in Victoria.

Housing for Victorians is a record investment by the Victorian government in social and affordable housing, changing taxes and concessions, and providing certainty in planning and...

Conference paper

16 Feb 2017

Housing unaffordability creates pressures on economic and social life of an individual to a community. Periodic housing unaffordability in Queensland resource and regional communities are common over the last two decades. This paper examined the perceived household risks to periodic housing...

Video lecture/presentation

07 Feb 2017

How do we build carbon neutral housing estates and eliminate emissions from the housing sector? Are Australian houses up to the challenges of rising temperatures and longer and more intense hot spells on a heating planet?

Brendan Condon is Director of The Cape sustainable housing project...

Commentary

Article

27 Jan 2017

The newly released annual Demographia report on housing affordability has found – once again – that Australia has some of the least affordable housing markets in the world. Sydney was ranked as the second-least-affordable housing market behind Hong Kong.

This news came just a day after...

Research report

24 Jan 2017

Rates middle-income housing affordability using the “Median Multiple,” which is the median house price divided by the median household income.

Executive Summary
The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 406 metropolitan housing...

Commentary

Article

17 Jan 2017

The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan, released for comment last year, has made a number of improvements on previous versions. There will always be dissent from industry and property sector interests and there are certainly some sections of the...

Blog post

20 Dec 2016

On Christmas Day 2015, the weather conditions around southern coastal Victoria weren’t particularly notable. There had been a long dry spell, and a total fire ban had been forecast, but otherwise there was little to forewarn of what was to come.

That day, a bushfire swept through the...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

This report is the first output from Phase 3 of Transforming Housing. Its purpose is to establish the framework for action over the ensuing three years.

The purpose of this report is to propose a series of clear and measurable responses to the burgeoning need for affordable housing in...

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Conference proceedings

22 Nov 2016

This conference series was initiated in Sendai, Japan in 2000 and has played a significant role in the development of Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings.  It is well attended by researchers and academics from Asia, Europe and North America. The conference series offers an exciting...

Other video

17 Nov 2016

Henry Halloran Trust director Prof. Peter Phibbs recently visited New York city where he compared how the issues of housing affordability we face in Sydney are dealt with in America's most populous city. The trust has released a video documenting Prof. Phibb's account of the similarities between...