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

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...
Report

The origins and destinations of produce flows through Sydney Markets Limited Flemington site

The report provides detailed analysis of the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains into Sydney markets at Flemington.
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.
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.
Report

Benchmarking tree canopy in Sydney’s hot schools

Analyses provided in this report will assist the development of the most effective tree planting strategies for each of Sydney’s 100 hot schools.
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.
Report

Characteristics and outcomes associated with carers in Central and Eastern Sydney aged 45 years and over

Care is fundamental to family life and our community wellbeing. This study looked at a group of more than 30,000 people in the Central and Eastern Sydney region who were recruited to the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study around 2008, and have been followed...
Conference paper

Public awareness and the politics of urban growth

Using the ADI St Mary’s site to explore long standing issues in the planning and management of urban development, this paper identifies the generic nature of issues such as constraining the scale of development and empowering people in specific contexts, resulting from a complex interplay...
Conference paper

Planning under-empowerment and urban over-development in inner Sydney

Exploring the way in which the exercise of power by developers, stemming from superior money-based resources, distorts planning processes, this paper looks at how urban over-development can occur even when planning controls to limit development to levels acceptable to the community are in place.
Conference paper

Law and governance for the biodiverse city

This paper suggests that Australia’s existing environmental laws and regulations are inadequate to protect biodiversity when it comes in direct competition with determined urban expansion.
Conference paper

Bringing culture into planning and planning into culture

This presentation considers: culture as the domain of ‘traditions’ emphasising continuities; rapid contemporary change with culture in a dynamic state of flux; innovation in culture, not just in the arts; diversity as an engine of productive change; cultural development as asset orientation; and sustainability with...
Conference paper

Risk and security in Australian cities: Whose risk, whose responsibility?

This paper examines the evolution of risk and its governance in Australian cities - with the focus on Sydney. It considers the construction of risk and security and the roles played by different groups in defining these concepts, in constraining the choice of mitigation strategies...
Conference paper

Before and after Sydney’s M4 Motorway: did it make the city more sustainable?

Induced traffic growth has significant implications for the sustainability of urban systems. These are discussed in tandem with a brief review of the debate that has taken place around induced traffic growth.
Conference paper

The sharing Sydney Harbour access program: a partnership approach

This paper describes the State Government's Access Program which aims to increase access to and along the foreshores of Sydney Harbour and its tributaries for people on foot and bicycle and improve access to and from the waterways for recreational boating.