Housing--Planning

Policy report

14 Aug 2017

Introduction

A recurring question in New Zealand’s housing policy debate is: how many social houses do we need? This is a ‘how long is a piece of string?’ question, because to answer it we need to first consider some other questions. Questions such as: what is an...

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Research report

02 Aug 2017

Key findings

  • This research delivers, for the first time in Australia, a consistent and replicable methodology for housing need assessment that can be used to inform resource allocation and simulate the impact of policy decisions on housing outcomes.
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Policy report

12 Jul 2017

The Auckland Unitary Plan has caused significant debate, which has brought to the surface complex issues around housing and class inequality in the city. This report investigates the political and economic aspects of the Auckland Unitary Plan in the context of historical and contemporary...

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Research report

11 Jul 2017

Multigenerational living is an area of established international interest, with house builders developing homes for this market in the USA, Asia and parts of Europe. In contrast, in the UK this market sector is not well-understood and there has been little development of new home designs to suit...

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Video lecture/presentation

27 Jun 2017

Issues which the lecture addresses
Our comparative focus is four mid-tier global cities within three neo-liberal countries that rely primarily on the private sector for their housing stock: Canada, the US and Australia. All four cities – Vancouver, Toronto, Portland, and...

Article

20 Jun 2017

The Victorian government’s 2017 housing policy contains a bulk transfer of public housing to housing associations. Housing Minister Martin Foley’s explanation is that “the state is a terrible housing manager”.

A similar rationale underlies the handing of public housing estates to private...

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Guide

14 Jun 2017

Achieving Good Design in Adelaide’s Future Urban Form

The recently updated 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide envisages our city to grow from its current low-rise suburban pattern to more compact urban forms. Factors such as 21st century living standards, existing land...

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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

Research summary

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...