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Report

Pathways to state property tax reform

Reforming property taxes can help deliver a more sustainable housing system with economic and social dividends. This research proposes a nationally coordinated incremental strategy with short, medium and long-term objectives.
Guide

A guide to running a 'livewell group' to reduce your carbon emissions

This guide enables you to form or join a 'Livewell Group' with friends, neighbours, work colleagues or others you know, and help each other to reduce your carbon emissions.
Report

Victorian Cladding Taskforce: interim report

This investigation has found combustible cladding is widely used on buildings throughout Victoria. This report sets out interim recommendations to ensure Victorians are safe in their homes, their property is protected and buildings comply with the law.
Journal article

The impact of classroom design on pupils' learning

This study assessed 153 classrooms in 27 schools in order to identify the impact of the physical classroom features on the academic progress of the 3766 pupils who occupied each of those specific spaces.
Report

Clever classrooms: summary report of the HEAD project

This report demonstrates that well-designed primary schools boost children’s academic performance in reading, writing and maths. It includes practical advice for designers and teachers.
Journal article

Evaluating the implementation and active living impacts of a state government planning policy designed to create walkable neighborhoods in Perth, Western Australia

Consistent with the aims of a WA government policy, residents in walkable (i.e., liveable) neighborhoods may be more physically active.
Journal article

The influence of urban design on neighbourhood walking following residential relocation: longitudinal results from the RESIDE study

Commencing in 2003, RESIDE is a longitudinal natural experiment examining the impact of urban planning on active living in metropolitan Perth, Western Australia.
Commentary

Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable

Cities are home to more than just people. We also need to accommodate the critters and plants who live in them.
Report

Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment

This study explores how social impact investment (SII) has been used for housing and homelessness objectives internationally, and examines three case studies where SII has been used in Australia.
Guide

Interim guidelines on EPA use of unmanned aircraft

These interim guidelines describe the circumstances where the EPA may use unmanned aircraft (including drones) for regulatory functions, and discusses the appropriate balance between safety, privacy and efficiency.