Infrastructure Australia has launched a new paper in its Australia Reform series, Future Cities: Planning for our growing population. The report can be viewed here.
The Local Government and Housing national survey has now closed. Thank you to those who participated. Given that Australia has 537 councils, the 252 responses received was an extremely pleasing outcome. In fact it exceeded the team’s expectations. While a small percentage of those responses may be incomplete, it will still become a significant database … More Local Government and Housing National Survey Closed
By Jessica Porter The 2017 State of Australian Cities (SOAC) PhD Symposium was an event organised by the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN) and held as a precursor to the SOAC biennial conference. There was a diverse range of urban researchers in attendance, from a range of disciplines and covering a range of … More 2017 State of Australian Cities PhD Symposium
The project team are delighted to announce that UniSA-based PhD student Laura Hodgson has been awarded an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) PhD Top-up Scholarship. This award is in the form of $7,000 per annum for three years which will no doubt assist Laura with her research on Airbnb. Well done and congratulations, … More Laura Hodgson Awarded an AHURI Scholarship
Regional Australia Institute’s latest report is entitled, Ageing and work in regional Australia: Pathways for accelerating economic growth. Read the full report here.
Affordable housing is a big issue for many city councils, especially those in Sydney. Woollahra Municipal Council, which has some of the highest land values in the nation, recently prepared a Briefing paper on potential measures to facilitate affordable Housing in the Woollahra LGA. The report notes that the Greater Sydney housing market is recognised … More Woollahra Council Affordable Housing Report
The November 2017 edition of the LG Focus newspaper features a front-page article written with the assistance of project investigators John Martin and Andrew Beer. The piece highlights affordable housing issues and the way local governments around Australia are dealing with housing challenges. View it here
A useful map of all Australian local government areas (LGAs) is available here.
Project Investigator Emeritus Professor Chris Paris will be facilitating the Locally made: affordable housing and local government session at AHURI’s National Housing Conference in Sydney in late 2017. More information can be found here.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has just released a substantial report on social housing. The 2016 National Social Housing Survey sampled almost 10,000 tenants in public housing, state owned and managed Indigenous housing, and community housing between May and August 2016. The document can be found here.