Platform informality: online rental housing markets in Sydney, Australia
Digital platforms are increasingly mediating how people seek and access housing. This paper examines four platforms, including Realestate.com.au, Gumtree.com.au, Flatmates.com.au and Insiderairbnb.com.au to mobilises a practice-based approach to understanding housing informality in Australian cities.
Deregulated planning for affordable housing supply? The case of secondary dwellings in NSW
This paper examines the outcomes of a deregulatory strategy, focusing on the NSW State’s planning reform to enable secondary dwellings (‘granny flats’) ‘as of right’ in residential zones.
Informal accommodation and vulnerable households: scale, drivers and policy responses in metropolitan Sydney
This report finds low-income and other vulnerable groups are being forced into informal housing arrangements, such as share accommodation. A chronic shortage of social and affordable housing means some people are forced to live in severely overcrowded situations that contravene planning and building regulations.
Planning responses to online short-term holiday rental platforms
This research project sought to identify appropriate planning responses to the rise of online platforms for short term holiday rental accommodation in coastal Australia.