Policy papers

14 August 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South Wales (NSW) already passed this milestone some years ago,1 and over a quarter of Sydneysiders now live in higher density housing.

14 August 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South Wales (NSW) already passed this milestone some years ago,1 and over a quarter of Sydneysiders now live in higher density housing.

14 August 2017

Higher density multi-unit residential developments, such as townhouses and apartment buildings (henceforth ‘higher density housing’), have become increasingly common feature of Australian cities. Across the country, 2016 marked the first time when construction began on more higher density housing than detached houses. New South Wales (NSW) already passed this milestone some years ago, and over a quarter of Sydneysiders now live in higher density housing.

19 April 2017

This report from stage one of a project conducted by Shelter NSW, Tenants' Union of NSW and the City Futures Research Centre UNSW to develop a Compact for Renewal between agencies undertaking urban renewal and social housing tenants affected by renewal. The Compact would represent an agreement about how urban renewal was to be conducted in social housing areas and how social housing tenants were to be treated and engaged.

4 April 2017

Through 2016, Shelter NSW convened a series of 17 workshops across the State aimed at gathering grass-roots intelligence on the current state of housing and homelessness systems in New South Wales.  The workshops posed two key questions – what housing and homelessness issues are you facing in your communities, and what should be done to address these issues?

19 January 2017

This update provides information on the revenue and spending of NSW Government agencies that provide housing, housing assistance, homelessness services, fund not-for-profits to do this work, or fund advocacy and advice services related to housing and homelessness.  It is drawn from their 2015-16 annual reports.

19 October 2016

This report is an updated edition of the literature review by Jon Eastgate and publiched by Shelter in 2014.  It examines the Australian literature on issues faced by tenants in public housing estate renewal programs. The bulk of the review was carried out in late 2013 and early 2014. This edition brings it up to late 2016.

It uses publicly available information from approximately the past 10 years, drawing on academic, community and government sources to identify the key issues for tenants and how renewal projects respond to these issues.

7 September 2016

In this Shelter Brief, Prof Morris, presents, in their own words, the experiences of a sample of Millers Point residents involved in the recent forced removal of public tenants.

The research arose out of discussions with the Millers Point Community Working Party.  Shelter agreed to publish it so that it will be in the public domain.  The research (which received ethics approval from UTS) draws on semi-structured in-depth interviews with 13 residents who have moved from Millers Point and 6 residents who have thus far resisted the move.

5 September 2016

This initial document outlines the proposal to introduce rental bonds for new public tenants