Housing

Housing: Victoria leads on long-term rental

Long-term renters in Victoria could soon feel a little more secure in their homes following an announcement that the state government is developing a long-term standard tenancy agreement for leases…

Steve Mann on UDIA’s housing affordability agenda

It was pretty clear three months ago when Steve Mann stepped aboard as chief executive of the NSW chapter of the Urban Development Institute of Australia that there was a…

How to avoid an energy-sucking, defective apartment

In a market where defects abound and energy performance is often below minimum standards, how can you avoid buying an apartment that turns out to be an uncomfortable energy-guzzling or defective…

States drag feet on affordable housing, with Victoria the worst

Moral panic over recent increases in visibly homeless people in central Melbourne has brought to the fore the critical shortage of affordable housing across the metropolitan areas of Australia’s wealthiest cities.

Sustainability House awarded 10 gold stars

Paradigm Shift by Sustainability House has won the Building Designers Association of Victoria’s 10 Star Sustainable Design Challenge for 2017. Designed for the Adelaide climate, the project was recognised for…

Nightingale 2: no parking OK with VCAT

The Nightingale Model had a major win on Friday with zero car parking for its apartment development in Melbourne’s Fairfield finally getting the tick of approval.