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Entries from June 29th, 2015

Renewing the Compact City

June 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Housing, Strata

Please upgrade your browser Map of strata registrations contains information provided under licence from Land and Property Information (a Division of the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation) Just over 50 years ago a new type of property ownership was introduced in Australia. In 1961 the Conveyancing (Strata Titles) Act was introduced in NSW. This […]

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Tackling housing unaffordability: a 10-point national plan

June 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Affordability, Housing supply

Originally published at The Conversation, by Hal Pawson, UNSW Australia; Bill Randolph, UNSW Australia; Judith Yates, University of Sydney; Michael Darcy, University of Western Sydney; Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney; Peter Phibbs, University of Sydney, and Vivienne Milligan, UNSW Australia   The widening cracks in Australia’s housing system can no longer be concealed. The extraordinary […]

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A Fresh Lens on Housing Unaffordability – Fixing the Problem

June 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Affordability, Housing

‘A Fresh Lens on Housing’ – Paper presented at the Urban Conversations event 10 May 2015 hosted by the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism at UNSW Built Environment, Cox Richardson Architects and Planners and the NSW Architects Registration Board. By: Prof Bill Randolph, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Built Environment Part 2 – Housing Unaffordability […]

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A Fresh Lens on Housing Unaffordability – The Problem and its Causes

June 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Affordability, Housing supply, Planning reform

Paper presented at the Urban Conversations event 10 June 2015 hosted by the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism at UNSW Built Environment, Cox Richardson Architects and Planners and the NSW Architects Registration Board By: Prof Bill Randolph, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Built Environment Part 1: The Problem and its Causes It is surely a […]

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Abbott, Hockey and housing

June 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Affordability, Housing

On behalf of everyone concerned about housing affordability, thanks to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey for putting the issue on the front pages of the media for the past two weeks. In case you missed it, the discussion got started when three of Australia’s highest-ranking financial regulators – from ASIC, the Reserve […]

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