Housing development

Report

28 Jun 2018

This web report provides up-to-date information relating to government funded provision of social housing, rent assistance, purchase assistance and support services to help households maintain their tenancies.

Report

14 Jun 2018

This report assess proposed reforms in the context of the current housing market in New South Wales, and provide commentary on the potential impacts on development costs, the forward supply and affordability of new housing.

Report

5 Jun 2018

The number of people on the Victorian Housing Register increased by around 1,500 people in the first three months of 2018 alone. Having declared the Public Housing Renewal Program to be a project of statewide significance, the state government intends to take control of the...

Research report

31 May 2018

This comprehensive national report of the strata and community title sector reveals there are about 2.6 million strata title lots in Australia with an insured value of close to $1 trillion. The report highlights the economic value of the sector to the national economy and...

Research report

29 May 2018

This study examined the range of strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply across the continuum of housing needs (i.e. from social housing to affordable rental and home ownership) in a constrained funding and increasingly market-driven context, across a range of...

Report

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice
10 Apr 2018

There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...

Report

10 Apr 2018

This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.

Commentary

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.

Article

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.

Commentary

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...

Commentary

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.

Submission

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.

Commentary

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?

Book

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.

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