The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.
The difficulty of finding out about building defects creates an information deficit that threatens public confidence and stability in the apartment market. NSW has begun work on a solution.
Housing markets never have met the lowest-income households' needs. Now is the time to tackle problems that have been years in the making by creating a better system to supply their housing.
An innovative City Futures Research Centre report has found there are big savings in transport costs and increases in productivity from living closer to work.
Building defects in apartment blocks are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.
Affordable rental options for low-income households in Sydney need to be drastically improved according to City Futures Research Centre.
It's time to correct some of the flawed analysis and myths that are preventing development of good housing policy.
Based on research comparing projects across the country, a new assessment tool calculates cost-effective ways to fund affordable housing to meet specified needs in different markets.
The inexorable logic of the market will create suburban concentrations of lower-income households on a scale hitherto only experienced in inner-city high-rise public housing estates, writes Bill Randolph.
Who’ll profit from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents, asks Bill Randolph.