Working paper

Street space allocation and use in Melbourne’s activity centres

This research from urban planning experts details how inner-city suburbs in Melbourne lack footpath space – increasingly vital real estate amid strict indoor dining capacity limits that have been imposed as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

The rezoning honeypot: evidence from Fishermans Bend

Planning decisions that alter the nature or extent of property rights on land can generate large windfall gains on the value of that land. This study compares 2017 sales data for 33 properties in Fishermans Bend where there was a repeat sale at the time...
Report

Legally minded: understanding how legal intervention can improve the lives of people with mental ill-health

This report presents the research findings and discussion drawn from eight interviews with Northern Community Legal Centre (NCLC) clients experiencing mental ill-health to explore the perceived impact of legal intervention on their lives.
Strategy

Yarra homelessness strategy

This strategy document informs the actions the Yarra City Council aims to take to address the impacts of homelessness.
Strategy

City of Yarra social and affordable housing strategy 2019

This strategy invites all levels of government to work together to resolve the affordable housing crisis.
Strategy

City of Yarra volunteer strategy 2019-2023

Yarra City Council recognises the importance of volunteering in the social, environmental, cultural and economic fabric of the local community. Volunteering also provides health and wellbeing benefits to the volunteers themselves. This strategy sets out Council’s vision for volunteering in Yarra over the next four...
Strategy

Yarra City Council and Neighbourhood Houses partnership strategy and action plan 2018-2021

This partnership strategy was formulated by Yarra Neighbourhood Houses and representatives of Yarra City Council. The Neighbourhood Houses and Council have a mutual goal to engage with the Yarra community in determining the provision of equitable recreational, social, vocational training, environmental and other health and...
Strategy

City of Yarra multicultural partnerships plan 2019-2023

This plan aims to make the City of Yarra a place where all people feel welcome and can participate in community life regardless of their race, culture, religion or language.
Policy

Yarra City Council gambling policy 2017

This policy recognises that the community harm resulting from gambling is widespread, and that local councils have a clear role in creating a safe environment for their residents.
Report

Community conversations: talking about finding work in Australia

The Community Conversations project was created to gather further information on the nature of economic exclusion among refugee and migrant communities in Melbourne’s west, and to source community-informed ideas for reducing barriers to participation.