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Report 31st August 2022

Growing Australia’s smaller cities to better manage population growth

Andrew Beer, Laura Crommelin, Akshay Vij, Jago Dodson, Stefanie Dühr, Simon Pinnegar

This Inquiry final report brings together three separate research projects to examine the capacity of Australia’s smaller cities to assist in managing population growth, including international and national migration; and provides advice on which policy instruments and programs are most likely to redirect population movements to these places.

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Report 31st August 2022

The economic dynamics and population change of Australia’s regional cities

Tiebei Li, Todd Denham, Jago Dodson, Akshay Vij

This study investigated patterns and dynamics of population, migration and economic change in Australian regional urban centres 2011–2016 through the changing economic profile and performance of Australia’s regional urban centres and assesses how demographic and migration patterns are shaping and responding to economic change.

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Report 25th August 2022

Understanding how policy settings affect developer decisions

Steven Rowley, Chris Leishman, Oluwole Olatunji, Jian Zuo, Adam Crowe

This research examined how policy settings and new construction technologies and processes affect developer decisions to provide private sector housing supply and might improve affordability. The complexity of the development process, the structure of development organisations, the variety of products delivered, and land ownership issues mean the development decision-making process varies by organisation and site by site. Therefore, it is too simplistic to assume policy settings will have exactly the same impact on each and every developer and on each and every site.

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Report 18th May 2017

Housing supply responsiveness in Australia: distribution, drivers and institutional settings

Rachel Ong, Tony Dalton, Nicole Gurran, Christopher Phelps, Steven Rowley, Gavin Wood

This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing supply responses.

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