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There is increasing evidence that in response to Melbourne’s tight rental market, a new model of for-profit rooming house provider has emerged.
The Ecocents Living project is the result of collaboration between the Department for Families & Communities, Hindmarsh and the University of South Australia. The purpose of the research program was to identify a suite of built forms for housing that are both affordable and sustainable....
This research describes a Perth inner city local government authority’s attempts to instigate a housing strategy with particular focus on the provision of affordable housing.
The Indigenous population experiences higher rates of homelessness and overcrowding than the non-Indigenous population.
Whilst non-Indigenous Australians experience higher rates of affordability need, houses are least affordable for Indigenous Australians living in major cities. The number of additional dwellings required to address these problems...
This positioning paper provides the empirical update from 2001 to 2006 on the need for, and supply of, low rent stock in the private rental market.
It addresses the following questions:
1. Within the private rental sector, what has happened to household incomes...
This report shows how the carbon emissions from 5-star rated homes can be reduced to zero, with the savings averaging eleven tonnes per house each year.
Australia’s housing sector, comprising over 7 million dwellings and their occupants (as well as associated industries), currently has...
Resource boom towns in the Pilbara and Goldfield regions of Western Australia and the Bowen Basin region of Queensland have experienced recurring housing shortages and crises. The housing situation has had a negative impact upon these communities in a variety of ways, and in the...
It has become common for low-voltage electricity distribution networks to be installed underground in new housing developments due to a number of advantages over overhead networks including improved appearance, reliability of supply and safety.
This paper investigates the value of these benefits to households...
Gentrification refers to the in-migration of affluent households to poorer and lower value areas of the city. In Australian cities like Melbourne and Sydney this process has become notable in a significant number of suburbs. While gentrification has appeared to increase investment in the housing...
This report focuses on projections of underlying demand and of land and housing supply over the 20 years from 2008-28, the gap between housing demand and supply and implications for submarkets, and current influences on supply and demand.
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