Housing development

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15 Mar 2018

The clichés about housing supply and regulatory restraints are distractions from the need to focus on expanding the affordable housing sector to directly meet the needs of low-income households.

Policy report

4 Mar 2018

Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.


2 Mar 2018

This article argues that it makes economic sense to support people from a refugee or asylum-seeking background from the moment they arrive. A few simple changes would ease the housing situation of vulnerable people.

Research report

22 Feb 2018

This research examined social impact investment (SII) in social and affordable housing in Australia. It considered US and UK models, together with interviews with government experts, social impact investors and not-for-profit housing providers, to inform the analysis.


22 Feb 2018

Flawed research has fuelled a mistaken view of the best way to assist less well-off households, write Brendan Coates and Trent Wiltshire.

Research report

14 Feb 2018

This study analysed recently completed affordable housing developments across Australia to ascertain how affordable housing project costs, revenues and subsidies interact.

Research report

8 Feb 2018

This report provides the New Zealand public with a broad overview of the current state of the national housing market and the housing system. This overview takes the form of a series of brief reviews of various housing outcomes and policy areas and backs these...


6 Dec 2017

Canada is showing the way on housing policy, but the funds in Australia need to start flowing — and that means biting the bullet on tax, writes Peter Mares.

Working paper

20 Nov 2017

This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.


14 Nov 2017

What does it mean to be Western Australian? Housing insecurity and homelessness remain a key issue for many people across our State. There remains a lack of diverse and affordable housing options, for low to moderate income earners and different communities and demographic groups,...

Discussion paper

6 Nov 2017

This discussion paper endeavors to identify the underlying causes of housing affordability issues, and to consider some useful policy responses in the current and historical context.


26 Oct 2017

The populations of Sydney and Melbourne are both expected to exceed 8.5 million by 2061. What will Australia’s cities look like then? Will they still be among the world’s lowest-density cities?


Delivering innovative and sustainable housing
19 Oct 2017

This publication offers thoughtful perspectives on how housing demand, diversity and affordability have changed in recent years and the resulting need for more diverse housing delivery.

Research report

Mapping urban policy implementation and evidence-based national liveability indicators
12 Oct 2017

Representing the culmination of five years of research, this report examines seven domains of a city’s liveability that also promote the health and wellbeing of Australians – walkability, public transport, public open spaces, housing affordability, employment and the food and alcohol environments.


5 Oct 2017

The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed, with the release of this report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years.


Efficiency standards to cut energy bills, reduce pollution and create jobs
28 Sep 2017

This report maps out how minimum efficiency standards for rental homes could tackle a long-standing problem, and create thousands of jobs in trades, services and manufacturing across Victoria.

Policy report

26 Sep 2017

The objective of this paper is to outline how the operation of the built environment can best contribute to the supply of diverse housing that supports affordable living outcomes.


18 Sep 2017

This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas.

Policy report

14 Sep 2017

This report argues that regulatory barriers to building more new homes that exist at the state and local government levels must be pared back, helping to contribute to the wealth of lower and middle income households in Australia.


4 Sep 2017

The NSW Government asked IPART to undertake an independent review of social and affordable housing rent models. This review is one of the actions under the government’s social housing strategy, 'Future Directions for Social Housing in NSW.'