The Victorian Planning Policy Repository contains strategies, reports, evaluations and other resources from local and state government planning departments, as well as from private practice and academia, to support the work of professional planners in Victoria.
Economic and policy outlook 2023
CEDA’s Economic and Policy Outlook 2023 looks at the key issues likely to shape economic and policy outcomes in the year ahead. It provides valuable analysis to help policy-makers and business respond to critical issues.
Predicting risk to inform housing policy and practice
This study explores how critical life events can be used to predict short-term, medium-term and long-term periods of housing stress for individuals and households, which might, in turn, lead to further housing and related forms of disadvantage and support needs.
Private sector involvement in social and affordable housing
This research investigates models for engaging private sector investors and developers in financing or delivering social and affordable housing, across different market segments and tenures in Australia and internationally. It also identifies key existing and potential players, and financial, regulatory or development barriers to wider...
A plan to end homelessness in Victoria
The Victorian state election in November 2022 creates an opportunity for Victorians to encourage decision makers to make the changes needed to end homelessness. This position paper calls on the next Victorian government to implement 27 changes that would help to end homelessness.
The Victorian Healthy Homes Program: research findings
The Victorian Healthy Homes Program was a randomised controlled trial designed to measure the impact of an energy efficiency and thermal comfort home upgrade on temperature, energy use, health and quality of life. This report outlines the findings from an evaluation of the program.
Growing Australia’s smaller cities to better manage population growth
This report brings together three separate research projects to examine the capacity of Australia’s smaller cities to assist in managing population growth, including international and national migration. It also provides advice on which policy instruments and programs are most likely to redirect population movements to...
Understanding how policy settings affect developer decisions
This research examines how policy settings affect developer decisions - necessary to provide policy-makers with an understanding of how private sector housing supply is likely to react to settings and events which affect development costs, revenues and timeframes. The research also examines the issue of...
Fact Check: Michael Sukkar says Coalition policies have pushed first home buyers to their highest levels in 15 years. Is that correct?
Michael Sukkar says Coalition policies have pushed first home buyers to their highest levels in 15 years. Verdict: Overstated
City social and housing: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts
This track provides papers that address housing affordability; urban sprawl and associated housing and social infrastructure needs across cities and regions; homelessness, housing system reform, and the futures of homeownership; social and cultural diversity and its implications for housing and social/care infrastructures; and transformative models...
Housing quality, neighbourhood environment and loneliness in COVID-19 pandemic
This study aimed to examine the extent to which housing quality, other housing attributes and neighbourhood characteristics contribute towards COVID-19 related loneliness in different household types.
Platform informality: online rental housing markets in Sydney, Australia
Digital platforms are increasingly mediating how people seek and access housing. This paper examines four platforms, including Realestate.com.au, Gumtree.com.au, Flatmates.com.au and Insiderairbnb.com.au to mobilises a practice-based approach to understanding housing informality in Australian cities.
Flexible growth scenarios in Melbourne: impacts and opportunities of diversified dwelling supply
This paper presents a series of speculative growth scenarios in Melbourne that test how medium-density infill models can respond to short- and long-term housing needs.
Homes for people: how Nordic policies can improve Australia’s housing affordability
Australia’s housing affordability crisis results from an over-reliance on just two options – private home ownership and private renting. To tackle it, a wider repertoire of policies is required. This report brings together three essays from writers with knowledge of Australian and Nordic social policy...
Tents to castles: building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes
Low energy efficiency standards have left too many Australians living in poorly-made homes equated to 'glorified tents', which are stifling during summer and freezing in winter. The research outlined in this report suggests that living in a 7-Star, all-electric house in any capital city in...
Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic housing policy responses
This research reviews Australia’s COVID-19 housing policy responses to better understand the intervention approach, underlying logic, short and long term goals, target groups and level of success.
The rise in household liquidity
This paper explores the determinants of liquidity across households and over time, using a range of household surveys for Australia. The authors find that household liquidity is strongly associated with life cycle factors, such as age and housing tenure.
Towards an Australian social housing best practice asset management framework
Social housing is a distinct asset sub-class with unique asset management (AM) challenges. This research examines social housing asset management in Australia and develops a best practice framework that outlines AM processes and criteria for making decisions.
An Australian social housing best practice asset management framework
This guide provides a simplified generic asset management framework (AMF) intended for use by social housing organisations (SHOs) seeking to bring their asset management into line with best practice.
2021 Australian infrastructure plan
The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Framework guidelines on the right to a decent home in Aotearoa
This framework aims to introduce the international right to adequate housing and signal the different ways this human right can contribute to a fair and dynamic housing system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Housing, health, and the well-being of children
This report uses Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) data from 2010/11 to investigate the relationship between indoor damp, mould, cold, and household crowding and the health outcomes of young children exposed to those conditions in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Indoor climate and mould in New Zealand homes
This study looked at 88 homes across New Zealand and measured temperature and relative humidity during the winter months at locations in Auckland, Wellington, the upper South Island and Dunedin in 2016 and again in Wellington in 2017.
Evaluation and learning in public housing urban renewal
This research analyses how evaluation of public housing renewal is informing policy development and delivery to maximise financial returns and socio-economic outcomes, and seeks to understand how key public policies, such as mixed-tenure development, can enable both social and economic returns.
Decarbonising homes: consumer attitudes towards energy efficiency and green heating in the UK
This report examines consumer attitudes about energy efficiency and green heating, exploring barriers to adoption, as well as possible incentives that could be tested and implemented to achieve a zero-carbon Britain.