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This project aims to better understand the housing sector labour market and will answer the question: What are the principle constraints faced by the housing sector labour force in meeting the challenge of increasing housing supply? The research will assist in establishing greater certainty in...
Describing research that aimed to understand the water and energy use and waste reduction attitudes and practices of Australian households, this report also explains how these practices have changed over time.
Although there is a growing body of research investigating the determinants of household...
On 5 March 2010, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government launched the State of Australian Cities 2010 report (Australian Government 2010).
The report was prepared by the Major Cities Unit, part of Infrastructure Australia,...
This positioning paper is the first output of a research project examining the potential opportunities for and barriers to improving the environmental sustainability of Australia's private rental stock.
For existing private rental stock, this entails retrofitting existing dwellings to minimise energy and water consumption....
This positioning paper addresses a number of key questions relating to the sustainability of Australian households. It explores:
1. What are household waste/water/energy attitudes and practices?
2. How waste/water/energy attitudes and practices have changed over time.
3. What factors have driven changes...
This report examines the intergenerational sustainability of Australia's system of housing assistance over the next 40 years - the same time period covered by the Howard government's Intergenerational Reports - under assumptions consistent with those made in those reports. At the same time, it broadens...
Overview and context of the project which seeks to develop clear methodologies for a sustainability assessment, relevant to affordable housing and urban development. This will enable a cross-sectional 'triple-bottom line' assessment of the two different land planning and development types, including the surveying of relative...
The key factors in promoting resident participation in renewal are community development approaches that start with local people, identify local issues and give residents the confidence and skills to influence their communities writes Bill Randolph.
Much of the debate and policy action involving area...
This essay argues that new approaches to measuring housing affordability are needed and are possible in Australia.
The residual income approach has a key advantage over the more commonly used ratio approach, because it measures household outcomes (such as living standards) rather than inputs...
In this report, existing residential development case studies are sued to develop a methodology for assessing the sustainability (economic, social and environmental) of different types of housing and urban development.