The City of Sydney’s approach to the supply of affordable housing

City of Sydney report - 18 Sept 2017-1

This paper is one of a series of documents produced by the research team as we progress through our program of work. This paper investigates the strategies used by the City of Sydney to increase affordable housing and whether they can be replicated in other council areas. Download the report.


RSA Conference Presentations

Project PhD students Jessica Porter and Laura Hodgson presented at the recent RSA conference in Sydney. Their presentations are available below.

Jessica Porter – Governance of affordable housing in South Australia: what do regional planning reforms mean for non-metropolitan local government?

Laura Hodgson – Regional Impacts of Airbnb


March 2017 PhD Presentations

Project PhD students Laura Hodgson, Jessica Porter and Lenka Thompson presented their work at the March 2017 Project workshop at the Sunshine Coast. Their presentations are available below.

Laura Hodgson: Airbnb Regulation Sunshine Coast Presentation

Jessica Porter: Land Use Policies and the Supply of Affordable Housing in Rural and Regional Australia

Lenka Thompson: Local Government in Australia and its Capacity to Supply Affordable Housing

Local government and housing in the 21st century: A discussion paper

This Discussion Paper reviews the major themes in policy, public debate and the published literature on the role of local governments in the housing sphere in Australia in the 21st Century. It has been produced as one output associated with the Australian Research Council’s Linkage project, Local Government and Housing in the 21st Century (LP LP150100160) and is intended to inform discussion with our industry partners and other stakeholders on the priority issues for further investigation as the project progresses over the next two and a half years. Download it here.

A Tool Kit for Local Government

A toolkit for councils exploring opportunities in housing and homelessness. Download it here.

Housing and Local Government in Australia in the 21st Century
This discussion paper canvases some of the emerging issues in the relationship between housing and local government, and aims to start a conversation about which issues are important, where change is happening most rapidly, and which topics require further thought, analysis, research and debate. Download it here.