housing density

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...

Research report

3 Nov 2016

The NSW Government is using codification to encourage housing supply in Sydney. The codification is designed to override local housing design, volume and location controls, where these are perceived to obstruct higher residential density. The codification replaces local design rules with statewide standards, and merit...

Guide

12 Oct 2016

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on the draft Medium Density Design Guide. The Design Guide is intended to assist in achieving better design and planning outcomes for low-rise, medium-density housing. It provides guidance and criteria for designing and assessing these developments.

The Design...

Discussion paper

16 Apr 2015

A policy that depends on the continuous consumption of non-renewable resources and an ever-increasing workforce is flawed; it is unsustainable. An different economic model is needed, one that can be maintained if Australia is to stop its spiral towards the overcrowding of its living spaces,...

Working paper

URP Working Paper No. 11
15 May 1989

This paper discusses past urban consolidation policies in Australia, and disputes claims made planning authorities.