Strategy

Action for equity: a sexual and reproductive health plan for Melbourne’s west 2018-2022

This document is a four year sexual and reproductive health promotion strategy for the western region of Melbourne. It incorporates primary prevention initiatives that work to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for the community by redressing the social, cultural and economic drivers of sexual...
Report

Urban regulation and diverse housing supply: an investigative panel

This research examines the barriers and challenges within the housing system for delivering housing supply that is more diverse, in terms of size and built form, tenure, development model and affordability level.
Conference paper

Public transport privatisation in Melbourne: what went wrong?

The purpose of this paper is to attempt an evaluation of the results to date of the Melbourne privatisation process, with a view to establishing whether it represents an improvement over continued government operation.
Conference paper

Australian waterfronts: improving our edge

This paper critically examines the urban design of waterfront cultural and leisure precincts in Australian cities, in terms of simple functional planning matters such as use, scale and connectivity, but also examining how these are entangled in more complex representational, behavioural and political outcomes.
Conference paper

SOS – sustaining our suburbs

What does sustainability mean in the context of the Victorian State Government's “Planning for Sustainable Growth” plan and what are the assumptions which underpin the plan? This paper will locate Melbourne 2030 within a much longer and pervasive history of antipathy towards the particular suburban...
Conference paper

Melbourne in transition: the growth of medium density housing

The debate over the costs and benefits of urban consolidation has perhaps never been more important given the rise in the importance of sustainability principles as a basis of planning, the growth of megacities and development pressure on countrysides.
Conference paper

Sustainable green systems in the urban environment

This paper examines the complex issue of creating sustainable green systems and protecting biodiversity within the built environment.
Conference paper

Multiculturalism and the spatial assimilation of migrant groups: the Melbourne and Sydney experience

The later 1960s and early 1970s was a period of significant change in official attitudes towards immigration and the absorption of migrant groups coming into Australia. This period marked the end of the White Australia policy and, by 1973, new regulations to permit entry based...
Conference paper

Urban agglomeration of advanced business services in Australia: some policy implications

While globalisation and production chain unbundling is allowing Advanced Business Services to reach out to clients in distant regions and countries, the tendency towards consolidation of these firms into Australia’s biggest cities, in particular Sydney and Melbourne, is of policy concern.
Conference paper

Is there a spatial mismatch between housing affordability and employment opportunity in Melbourne?

The research reported in this paper is situated at within a set of contemporary literatures concerning the spatial development of large urban areas, within the context of the ongoing restructuring of urban employment and housing markets.