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This study analyses current geographic mobility and downsizing behaviours among Australians aged over 55, and considers the barriers to, and consequences of downsizing. Retired Australians tend to retain high levels of housing wealth (rising to 49% of assets for homeowners aged 75+) and most choose...
Last week’s Grattan report, Why it’s time for congestion charging , argued that congestion charging is the most effective way to make Australia’s capital cities work better. This new report lays out a detailed, feasible, and fair congestion-charging scheme for Australia’s two biggest cities.
Everyone wants less congestion - it would make life easier for drivers and make our cities work better. This plan attempts to tackle traffic congestion, without asking Australian communities to pay billions of dollars for major new roads.
Australia's entire coal fleet will retire in the next few decades. The federal government's response to the Hazelwood coal plant closure has left a mess – it must do better.
Groundwater is an important source of water for coastal communities in Pacific Island Countries. This study assessed the prevalence and predictors of faecal contamination in groundwater sources across 11 islands in Vanuatu.
This paper argues that a significant program of work is required to educate planners and policy makers on the nature, evidence, techniques, and usage of important emerging infrastructure funding mechanisms that will unlock the future cities we all want to live in.
A rapid systematic review of international academic literature suggests that home buyers typically value a more energy efficient home, and when presented with easily accessible information in the form of an energy performance rating, are willing to pay more to live in one.
This edition contains data to 2017–18 for Australian energy consumption, production and trade, and calendar year 2018 for electricity generation.
Governments across Australia are facing increasing pressure to deliver fit for purpose infrastructure on time and on budget. This report demonstrates a consensus amongst clients, consultants and contractors in Australia that innovation in infrastructure design and delivery is possible.
This report argues that Australia faces new infrastructure challenges, as population growth, urbanisation and technology disruptions create the need for a step-change in infrastructure prioritisation, design and productivity.