Cracks in the compact city: tackling defects in multi-unit strata housing
This report addresses the serious and growing problem of building defects in the trillion dollar multi-unit housing sector. The findings are intended to inform changes to planning and development policy and regulation, leading to improved building quality and safety, lower costs and stress for owners...
Improving consumer confidence: research report on serious defects in recently completed strata buildings across New South Wales
The purpose of the report is to produce clear data on the problem of serious building defects in Class 2 residential apartment buildings in NSW. The report finds that 39% of strata buildings have experienced serious defects in the common property.
Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods
This research investigates the experiences of lower-income apartment residents in relation to planning and infrastructure provision; urban design; building design and management; neighbourhood amenities and facilities; and ongoing place management and community engagement so as to improve wellbeing, community and housing affordability outcomes.
Australian national strata data 2018
This comprehensive national report of the strata and community title sector reveals there are about 2.6 million strata title lots in Australia with an insured value of close to $1 trillion. The report highlights the economic value of the sector to the national economy and...
Renewing the compact city
The aim of this project was to explore equitable and viable solutions to what has emerged as a fundamental issue facing Australian cities in coming decades: how to effectively, efficiently and inclusively redevelop older areas of privately owned multi‐unit strata titled housing to achieve the...
Renewing the compact city: interim report
Across Australia, city planners are focusing on urban renewal as a major driver for change both to provide additional housing for growing urban populations and to implement widely accepted principles of sustainability. The dominant model involves renewal of existing urban areas along transport corridors and...
The fourth tier of governance: managing the future of our cities
Urban consolidation policies and higher density housing development have become major drivers of urban change in Australia. The realisation of these policies relies almost entirely on the provision of strata titled dwellings, necessitating an exploration of governance arrangements, rights and responsibilities for the multiple stakeholders.
Governing the compact city: the governance of strata title developments in Sydney
This paper addresses the governance of Strata Title developments, in the context of current metropolitan planning strategies based on increased higher density urban consolidation in Australia.