The purpose of this glossary is to define terms commonly used in our research. It is a reference to familiarise you with housing-specific terms in our publications and on our website.
This glossary is limited to terms and acronyms most used by Australian academics and governments.
All entries are listed in alphabetical order, including acronyms (which are cross-referenced with their corresponding definition.) Click on the appropriate letter to see listing.
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A brownfield site is land previously used for industrial purposes or some commercial uses. These sites often require remediation and are typically developed by larger companies whose experience is in the delivery of mid-to-large scale commercial, housing and mixed-use developments.