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Report

Australia's Rural Workforce - An analysis of labour shortages in rural Australia

This RIRDC publication examines one of Australia's most pressing economic problems - a shortage of labour. Without adequate supplies of labour, the economic and social functions of businesses are restricted, and the capacity for expansion reduced. Industries and communities within rural Australia have been particularly...
Report

Inquiry into increasing affordable housing supply: evidence-based principles and strategies for Australian policy and practice

This study examined the range of strategies and initiatives governments have used to leverage affordable housing supply across the continuum of housing needs (i.e. from social housing to affordable rental and home ownership) in a constrained funding and increasingly market-driven context, across a range of...
Report

Estimating need and costs of social and affordable housing delivery

This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by CHIA NSW and Homelessness NSW to provide estimates of the social and affordable housing need for Australia by sub-region and the likely costs to government of delivering housing to meet these needs over the...
Report

Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods

This research investigates the experiences of lower-income apartment residents in relation to planning and infrastructure provision; urban design; building design and management; neighbourhood amenities and facilities; and ongoing place management and community engagement so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes.
Commentary

Australia needs to triple its social housing by 2036. This is the best way to do it

A tenfold increase in building is needed to overcome the current social housing shortfall and cover projected growth in need. It can be done, and direct public investment is the cheapest way.
Report

Understanding the lived experience and benefits of regional cities

This research investigates the lived experience of regional city residents (in five case studies) to understand how the benefits and disadvantages of regional city life are perceived and explore attitudes towards population growth.
Report

Renewing the compact city: interim report

Across Australia, city planners are focusing on urban renewal as a major driver for change both to provide additional housing for growing urban populations and to implement widely accepted principles of sustainability. The dominant model involves renewal of existing urban areas along transport corridors and...
Conference paper

Planning the end of the compact city?

This paper develops a model to test the feasibility of the renewal of existing multi-unit housing across the Sydney Metropolitan Region and aims to demonstrate the practical outcome that would be required for redevelopment to occur under ‘business as usual’ scenarios.
Conference paper

Inequitable density: the place of lower-income and disadvantaged residents in the compact city

Compact city policies have become planning orthodoxy over the past three decades. But compact city development takes many forms, and the compact city concept often obscures a diverse range of social, economic and environmental outcomes of urban densification. In Australia the compact city agenda has...
Conference paper

Rental vulnerability: a new methodology for measuring and mapping disadvantage in rental housing

This paper presents the outcomes of research undertaken for Tenants Queensland to develop and map a ‘rental vulnerability index’ (RVI) for Queensland. Originally conceived of to help plan the delivery of tenant advice services, the RVI combines various housing system indicators and indicators of disadvantage...