Sydney

Report

Filtering as a source of low-income housing in Australia: conceptualisation and testing

This study investigates how filtering contributes to market-provided, low-income housing in Australia. It critiques the conceptualisation of filtering as a source of housing for low-income households, tests for the presence of filtering dynamics in housing markets (using Melbourne and Sydney as case studies) and considers...
Report

Staged releases: peering behind the land supply curtain

This report investigates the rate of lot sales in nine major master-planned housing developments. The research reveals a 'staged release' approach that responds to price growth, but appears crafted to avoid supply-led price declines.
Conference paper

Poverty and affluence in Sydney and Melbourne

It is arguable that the neoliberal macroeconomic policies pursued in Australia from 1994 to 2019 exacerbated social segregation at regional scale and that this contributed to the increase in economic inequality. To assess this argument, social segregation is mapped for Sydney and Melbourne (each divided...
Conference paper

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.
Conference paper

Cities within a city in Sydney

This paper analyses the urban divide in Sydney from urban planning perspectives in the framework of critical philosophies by applying a qualitative research method of documents analysis and semi-structured interviews.
Conference paper

Sustainable temporary adaptive reuse for a COVID-19 recovery and resilient cities approach

Temporary adaptive reuse is an economic renewal policy mechanism to address vacancy, and an asset management technique to maximise space in underused commercial buildings. This paper presents reflections and findings of early-stage research using a co-design methodology to develop the Sustainable Temporary Adaptive Reuse (STAR)...
Conference paper

Veggies in verges: a policy inventory for footpath food gardens across Greater Sydney

This case study examines attitudes of councils towards verge gardening in Greater Sydney. The research questions include: What are council attitudes towards edible plants in verge gardening? Are the policy approaches cautious and risk averse or explicitly aiming to reduce barriers?
Conference paper

Bondi to Byron: the diverging experiences of rental and home-buyer markets in urban and regional NSW during the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper examines the diverging stories of the COVID-19 pandemic inspired impact on Greater Sydney and the Rest of NSW’s rental and home-buyer markets through a multi-scale data analysis approach that triangulates tourist activity, investor sales, and property/rental prices
Conference paper

City diplomacy and Australian LGAs: the potential for global urban leadership in pluralised systems of local government

This paper asks whether the comparatively limited jurisdiction of local governments in cities such as Melbourne and Sydney hinder their capacity to lead meaningful change within their countries when compared with their peers in these groups?
Journal article

Integrated Child and Family Hub models for detecting and responding to family adversity

Integrated community healthcare Hubs may offer a ‘one stop shop’ for service users with complex health and social needs, and more efficiently use service resources. Various policy imperatives exist to implement Hub models of care, however, there is a dearth of research specifically evaluating Hubs...
Report

Australian Chinese disability peer support groups in Sydney

This pilot project focuses on Australian Chinese peer support groups as an entry point to future research which will include diverse cultural groups. Findings of this project contribute to the knowledge about cultural competence in disability support and peer support activities among people with disability...
Report

The experience of people without Australian permanent residency accessing emergency accommodation in inner city Sydney

This research report focuses on the experiences of people in a temporary emergency accommodation program which is accommodating people without permanent residency in hotels in inner-city Sydney, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

NDIS Utilisation Project: understanding drivers of plan utilisation from the point of view of participants

A key concept underpinning the NDIS is the ability for people with disability to be able to access the supports budgeted for in their NDIS plans. One indicator of this is the rate of plan utilisation. This study aimed to understand the dynamics affecting people’s...
Guide

Blueprint model of care to support vaccine hubs for people experiencing homelessness

The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to other agencies in the development and delivery of vaccine hubs for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The model of care described here is also relevant to vaccination efforts targeting other hard to reach...
Journal article

Public Health Unit notifications of hepatitis C and their follow-up in South Western Sydney, Australia

This cross-sectional study aimed to determine treatment rates among those newly diagnosed with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) virus in the South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) in NSW, Australia.
Report

More than temporary?

This report evaluates the NSW Government’s provision of temporary accommodation to people sleeping rough in the inner city of Sydney during the initial wave of the pandemic in 2020.
Report

New housing supply, population growth and access to social infrastructure

This research tests the usefulness of new datasets to inform the forward planning of social and community infrastructure in rapidly growing areas of Australian cities. It focusses on greenfield areas of Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth to demonstrate data sources and methods that can be replicated...
Report

Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities

This scoping study considers whether governments in Sydney and Melbourne and select international jurisdictions (the USA and UK) consider key worker housing needs and how they support key workers to access appropriate housing.
Report

Policing public space: the experiences of people sleeping rough

This report examines the experiences of people sleeping rough and their interactions with police in Sydney. It is based on structured interviews with people sleeping rough and service providers and is designed to better understand how police powers impact on the lives of people experiencing...
Policy report

Does high-rise development damage neighbourhood character?

Local residents often oppose new apartment buildings on the grounds that they would harm neighbourhood character. This paper examines several examples of high-rise development in Sydney.