News from the housing sector, relevant academic publications and media.
New publication by Andrew Beer - Abstract: Precariously placed: housing affordability, quality and satisfaction of Australians with disabilities Access to adequate, safe, secure, accessible and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and one stipulated in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Australian adults with disabilities experience housing disadvantage including homelessness, poor-quality housing and housing unaffordability; … More New publication by Andrew Beer
Regional council tackles housing issues by setting innovative and sustainable strategic directions - Sunshine Coast council is tackling housing issues by setting innovative and sustainable strategic directions to ensure a healthy and liveable environment to 2041. Read more about the strategy here. This council has also created its own Sunshine Coast Housing Benchmark which provides a snapshot of housing provision within the Local Government Area. It will be used as … More Regional council tackles housing issues by setting innovative and sustainable strategic directions
A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey: Sydney Metropolitan results - 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’, … More A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey: Sydney Metropolitan results
The capacity of local governments to provide affordable housing - Alan Morris and Catherine Davis have published an article in The Conversation discussing some of the key findings from our national survey. Read the article here.
National survey results feature in Domain article - Alan Morris was recently interviewed by Tawar Razaghi resulting in the following Domain article that looks at the messages to come from the project’s national survey: Housing affordability too hard for us to fix alone, local councils say
ALGA’s election advocacy platform - Following on from the Local Government and Housing project’s research, ALGA now has an advocacy position on housing and homelessness and this is detailed in their recently released election document entitled All politics is local. ALGA’s 12 Federal Election Initiatives are: Initiative 1: Repair federal funding to local government Initiative 2: Realise the productive potential … More ALGA’s election advocacy platform
Housing Locally: A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey - Local Government and Housing in Australia for the 21st Century ARC Linkage Project investigators are pleased to release this substantial report which presents the outcomes of an online survey of local governments across Australia into their attitudes, programs, policies and actions with respect to housing. The survey was undertaken as part of the three-year project … More Housing Locally: A report on the Local Government and Housing Linkage Project national survey
Councils’ help with affordable housing shows how local government can make a difference - See the full article on The Conversation.
Sydney councils given green light to bypass building codes and tackle overcrowding - In a bid to quell community anger about overcrowding, all Sydney councils can now ask to be exempt from new building codes that make it easier for homes to be subdivided. See full story here
Better Together Housing - A pilot program designed to assist women to find independent shared accommodation on the Sunshine Coast. See more at bettertogetherhousing.com.au