Many a beautiful old building has been lost to money-grabbing developers but what happens when heritage stands in the way of sustainable, community-oriented needs-based housing in the inner city? That’s where things get complicated.
There’s good news for affordable accommodation in Sydney and Melbourne. In fact, it’s exciting if you consider the co-living, co-operative and shared equity housing that Landcom in Sydney has in mind, and the twin key apartments in Melbourne, thanks to a lovely collaboration. Landcom boss John Brogden flagged the possibilities for radically different affordable housing […]
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It’s hard to think of more visceral impact on our sense of wellbeing than the thought of losing our home.
A $2.1 million affordable and social housing project by UnitingSA Housing, in the south-west Adelaide suburb of Kurralta Park, has been given the green light.
OXYGEN FILES: Australia is in the midst of a housing crisis and although affordable housing is generally considered a state and federal concern, local governments are now stepping up the plate.
Melbourne’s inner north is home to some of Australia’s best sustainable housing projects and more are on the way.
Although the market for build-to-rent (BtR) is maturing in places such as the UK, it has yet to take off in Australia.
The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation has announced more than $85 million in finance for social and affordable housing across NSW.
The aftermath of the latest federal election result has evidently revealed one thing about our society, being the worldwide trend toward “populism” and its drifting distance away from progressive ideals and policy.
There’s been a deafening silence on affordable housing and homelessness from the Morrison government. There’s a minister with the word “homelessness” in his job title, but the homelessness advocacy sector is still waiting to hear anything. National Shelter has written several times to Luke Howarth, assistant minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, but […]
A new housing affordability competition has thrown up some creative concepts for housing affordability. But which will be selected as the best?
How many tragic deaths will it take before we take meaningful action and formulate a clear national housing strategy to end homelessness?
Despite the cooling property market, affordable rental housing remains in critically short supply across Australia.
The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute is looking to fill a number of roles at present.
OPINION: The dilemma that faces many local governments in cities around the world is how to finance regeneration schemes when their central government does not offer sufficient support and land prices are high. Cities like Vienna and Hamburg have found a solution that doesn’t price out their own citizens. London has not.
IN BRIEF: A new report into the private rental sector has found lower income renters who are not eligible for social housing are struggling to find somewhere they can afford to rent. Based on an analysis of the 2016 census data and a separate survey of 3182 private renters, the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre report […]
Social housing is in crisis in Australia, with almost 200,000 people on waiting lists. Social housing made up 8% of all housing stock in Australia in 1966. This had fallen to just 4.3% at July 2016.
Comfortable, affordable and low-carbon housing is possible, but according to experts at Wednesday’s National Forum on Low Carbon Housing for Low Income Households, there are multiple challenges that need tackling to get there.
News from the front desk – Issue No 398: “Affordable, safe and sustainable” are three words we hear tossed about a lot in the housing discussion. But it’s hard not to sound like the kid in the backseat asking, “Are we there yet? How long till we get there?”
NRAS, the National Rental Affordability Scheme, was meant to assist the housing affordability crisis. Trouble was it had a beginning and an end, with the end coming way too soon for too many.
Landcom’s proposal to designate 5-10 per cent of housing around its Tallawong metro station project as affordable rental for a minimum period of 10 years has been welcomed by industry leaders but labelled a “missed opportunity”.
New housing supply is simply not expanding affordable housing opportunities for the poor in a way that reduces the homelessness count.
There is an ongoing debate about the best role for the planning system in addressing the shortage of affordable housing in Australia’s cities.
Australia’s affordable housing shortfall is vast, but new research shows the situation is particularly dire in New South Wales, where an extra 12,000 social and affordable homes a year are needed from now to 2026 to meet projected needs.
There is a long history of patrons for architecture, who have ensured their legacy – and often enhanced their status – through the construction of lavish buildings.
Sydneysiders are justifiably proud of their home. But like any other admired metropolis, its reputation and prosperity are not just about its landmarks and tourist attractions.
Landcom on Thursday announced the official opening of the Harts Landing affordable housing project at its Thornton development at Penrith, west of Sydney. The project is a collaboration between Evolve Housing and Payce for 268 apartments with half – 134 apartments – earmarked as affordable, including 10 for Aboriginal housing and some to cater for […]
Despite growing consensus Australia’s housing system is broken, it failed to rate a mention in this year’s federal budget.
Proposed changes to the planning framework in England to tackle a housing shortage, in particular affordable housing, have received a mixed reception.