Australia's peak body for social services has released its housing and homelessness services election policy priorities. It is calling for an increase to funding for homelessness services and affordable housing.
The Australian housing market shows strong relationships between interest rates, investment, rents and prices. This paper combines these relationships in one – hopefully realistic – model. The model provides internally consistent projections for housing construction, prices and rents.
This paper reviews the KiwiBuild public housing program in New Zealand, arguing that it is failing to meet its objectives. Instead, direct action is needed to reduce land values and construction costs to address the lack of affordable housing.
This briefing draws upon the expertise of RMIT’s housing research community to inform policy makers and the wider community on critical challenges in addressing Melbourne’s housing needs.
This research reviews different emerging digital and disruptive technologies in relation to housing. One key conclusion is that the sharing or ‘gig’ economy, with the likes of Airbnb, is already disrupting the housing sector.
This research project sought to identify appropriate planning responses to the rise of online platforms for short term holiday rental accommodation in coastal Australia.
Louise Johnson takes a look inside the Australian home and examines the changing character of the suburban idyll that maintains a hold on our national psyche, as the composition of its domestic spaces continues to evolve in response to the rising density of our major...
Claypits, which primarily produce materials for construction, are often located on the urban fringe – situated to take advantage of cheap land and outside of the stricter regulatory context of town planning boundaries but close enough to efficiently service their market. In Melbourne, the fringe...
There is growing interest in the potential for inclusionary planning approaches to help deliver affordable housing supply in Australian cities and regions. Within wider government strategies for affordable housing supply, inclusionary planning approaches can play a role in requiring or incentivising dwelling units, land, or...
This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.
Some government policies restrict the supply of housing. Examples include minimum lot sizes, maximum building heights and planning approval processes. Although these restrictions may confer benefits, they also raise the price of housing. This paper attempts to quantify the effect of zoning on housing prices...
Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability, according to this Grattan Institute report.
Flawed research has fuelled a mistaken view of the best way to assist less well-off households, write Brendan Coates and Trent Wiltshire.
This report provides the New Zealand public with a broad overview of the current state of the national housing market and the housing system. This overview takes the form of a series of brief reviews of various housing outcomes and policy areas and backs these...
The Australian Housing Conditions Dataset (AHCD) responds to a pressing need for a reliable and up-to-date housing conditions data infrastructure. This initial wave is focused on New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. However, additional work to build upon, adapt and apply the AHCD research...
This paper develops a comprehensive measure of the gap between housing supply and demand at a regional level in Australia, taking into account a range of complicating factors, such as changing demographics, building types and the increase in unoccupied dwellings at the regional level.
What does it mean to be Western Australian? Housing insecurity and homelessness remain a key issue for many people across our State. There remains a lack of diverse and affordable housing options, for low to moderate income earners and different communities and demographic groups,...
The significant growth in the scale and sophistication of Australia’s community housing sector has been revealed, with the release of this report that outlines further expected gains over the next two years.