With the construction sector responsible for 18 per cent of Australia’s carbon footprint, finding ways to reuse and recycle building materials waste generated when buildings are constructed or demolished is essential. However, there are deep institutional barriers to recycling and reusing this waste, new AHURI research reveals.
Following the success of the Private Sector involvement in social and affordable housing panel discussion and networking event in Melbourne earlier in June, our Sydney event on 15 June did not disappoint.
A National Housing and Homelessness Strategy with a comprehensive mission to ensure everyone in Australia has adequate housing would help Australia address its housing challenges, new AHURI research has confirmed. The research, ‘Towards an Australian Housing and Homelessness Strategy’, undertaken for AHURI by researchers from UNSW Sydney and RMIT University, investigates the rationale for an Australian Housing and Homelessness Strategy and sets out options for achieving such a Strategy.
On Wednesday 31 May, AHURI’s Professional Services team ran a National Housing First Policy Roundtable in Sydney. In attendance were policy makers from all Australian states and territories and the Commonwealth.
Australian developers of apartment buildings need to build sustainable buildings that appeal to the demands of a wider variety of longer term buyers, including owner occupiers, ‘Build-to-rent’ investors and social housing providers, new AHURI research has found.