News from the housing sector, relevant academic publications and media.
The NSW Local Government Housing Kit is now available - The NSW Local Government Housing Kit is designed to help councils and their staff develop their vision for housing going forward. It also aims to support them to meet planning challenges and improve the housing situation. You can view the kit and read more about it here.
Study highlights need for affordable housing - Mount Gambier based project PhD student Jessica Porter was interviewed for The Border Watch newspaper (9 July 2019, page 7). Click here to read the article!
Three Minute Thesis - On Thursday 11 July 2019, project PhD student Jessica Porter competed in the UniSA Business School 3MT Competition. Her presentation entitled ‘Homeless in the bush’ was confident, succinct and very interesting and we’re pleased to report that she won the event and will progress through to the University’s Grand Final in late August. Jess also … More Three Minute Thesis
Presentations from the RSA Australasia Conference - Presentations from the RSA Australasia Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, in February 2019: Governance and housing affordability: Repositioning Australian local governments – Presentation given by Professor Andrew Beer. Click here to read the presentation Local government and housing in Australian rural communities – Presentation given by Professor John Martin. Click here to read the presentation
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