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.
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...
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 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.
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...
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?
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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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.