How to build an evidence base for your housing strategy

Georgia Allan

Georgia completed a Masters in Population Studies and Demography at Flinders University in Adelaide. At .id, Georgia is a consultant in .id's housing team. She was heavily involved in the creation and continued development of, the online tool developed to give councils an accessible evidence base for planning and advocacy. Georgia has prepared housing demand and supply analysis for a range of councils, including those in inner-city, middle ring, growth and peri-urban areas. When not in the office, she is likely to be cooking, knitting, crocheting, or buried in a good book.

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  1. JANE HEARN says:

    Dear .id

    Could you please say whether the data that is being collected on housing and population will identify who and what housing stock is being used for short term and holiday letting. This year the NSW government announced that it legalising short term and holiday letting as an exempt development in unlicensed private residential premises in residential zones. This is already having a significant impact in local government areas with beach side suburbs, in Sydney itself and on the lower north shore of Sydney and is now likely to grow further if international experience is also experienced here. This is a phenomena in all other States and Territories, so it makes sense to collect, analyse and report on this as one of the trends and to do it via the national census and ABS housing and population studies.

    The lack of data has been a sticking point, and, as this fundamental change in planning law means that identifying the prevalence and distribution of short term and holiday letting in premises approved for a residential use will be an important piece of evidence. It would need to include all types of hosted and un-hosted short term and holiday letting and the type of housing (ie identify free standing, terraced and strata properties).

    I would be interested in whether this is already being collected, or will be included in future data collection.

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