This survey is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage Project investigating the role of local government in housing Australians in the 21st Century.
It is the second report drawing on an Australia- wide survey of local governments and housing. Our first report, ‘A Report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project National Survey’, had a nation-wide focus.
This report compares the responses of councils in Sydney (17 Sydney councils responded to the survey) to the response of councils in the rest of New South Wales and the rest of Australia. Overall, 213 local governments in Australia completed the survey – representing about 40 per cent of all local governments in Australia. The majority of Sydney-based respondents agreed that housing affordability is a huge issue and a high priority for their councils.