Shelter NSW


Heritage and social housing: implications for repairs, maintenance, modifications and redevelopments

The purpose of this brief is to unpack ‘heritage’ and its implications for social housing asset management and, by extension, for social housing tenants.
Briefing paper

Equitable Density - report 1 - the building scale

To begin, this report on the building scale considers the most important issues in both individual dwellings (e.g. apartments) and higher density buildings as a whole, and how these can influence the quality of life of lower income and vulnerable residents.
Briefing paper

Equitable Density - report 2 - neighbourhood scale

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become an increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South...
Briefing paper

Equitable Density - report 3 - metropolitan scale

This final report focuses on policies, processes and economies that operate at the regional scale and their impact on lower income and disadvantaged households. It considers policies that affect the structural features of housing markets, policies and investment affecting urban regions, and the governance arrangements...

A contemporary forced urban removal: the displacement of public housing residents from Millers Point, Dawes Point and the Sirius Building by the New South Wales Government

In this Shelter Brief, Prof Morris, presents the experiences of a sample of Millers Point residents involved in the recent forced removal of public tenants. The research arose out of discussions with the Millers Point Community Working Party. Shelter agreed to publish it so that...