Val Colic-Peisker


Religious visibility, disadvantage and bridging social capital: a comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne’s north

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.

Gentrification, immigration and community cohesion in Melbourne's multicultural north

This report analyses processes of social change affecting two multicultural suburbs in Melbourne’s north, Coburg and Fawkner, focusing on factors that impact on community cohesion.

Resident third party objections and appeals against planning applications: implications for medium density and social housing

This project examined two models of public engagement in planning approval processes—Third Party Objection and Appeal Rights (TPOAR) and fast tracked planning (e.g. used as part of approving developments funded under the Nation Building Stimulus Package)—to see how they impact on housing supply (especially higher-density...
Conference paper

In the fast lane - bypassing third party objections and appeals in planning approval processes - an initial review of policy and debates

However, the planning drive towards medium density housing (MDH) has triggered widespread local resistance. This has led to new scrutiny of mechanisms for public participation in planning and efficiency of third party objection and appeal rights (TPOAR). This paper focuses on the latter.