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news 17th June 2021

Realising the aspiration of 30-minute cities in Australia

Researchers from the University of Sydney have used new data sources and tools to develop a novel framework that could be the key to realising Australia’s ambition of 30-minute cities.
The study ‘New housing supply, population growth, and access to social infrastructure', undertaken for AHURI, reveals that access to schools and hospitals in greenfield areas lags notably behind regional averages.

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news 27th May 2021

Essential workers pushed out of Sydney and Melbourne by high housing costs

The research, ‘Housing key workers: scoping challenges, aspirations, and policy responses for Australian cities’, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from the University of Sydney examines the affordability, housing situations and commuting patterns of key workers (including teachers, nurses, emergency service workers, community welfare workers, public transport operators, delivery personnel, cleaners and laundry workers) in Sydney and Melbourne.

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news 27th May 2021

What’s in 2021–22 Budget for cities and urban development

The 2021-2022 Budget contains funding for a number of economic and infrastructure themes relevant to Australian cities and surrounding urban areas and here are some of the significant announcements. If you are interested in the key housing policy announcements you can read our overview from Managing Director Michael Fotheringham.

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news 12th May 2021

Unpacking the housing measures in the 2020-21 Federal Budget

As Australia navigates social and economic recoveries from COVID-19, housing markets across the country are showing strain. House prices are surging across the nation, and rental vacancies are at record lows. No single policy intervention will provide a ‘silver bullet’ to solve Australia’s housing affordability and availability challenges, and housing is not a major focus of this budget.

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