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From mixed tenure development to mixed tenure neighbourhoods


Lee-Anne Khor, Liz Taylor, Stephen Glackin, Steven Rowley, Stefan Siebel, Daniela Tinios, Rashed Azizi


This study examines the opportunities for, and benefits of, mixed tenure housing developments in Australia, and in particular how to deliver successful mixed tenure outcomes at a neighbourhood scale.

Appropriate land assembly is a primary driver of mixed tenure neighbourhood opportunities. Examination of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne shows that, in 2023, over 12,000 public housing properties formed suitable clusters for neighbourhood redevelopment that could deliver more than 40,000 additional new dwellings.

The three case studies presented in the research highlight that in the prevailing economic climate it is more effective, and much simpler, for the state housing authorities to sell off housing lots and use the proceeds to subsidise the delivery of social housing either directly or indirectly through CHPs.

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