Housing affordability in Roma: can progress be made within the regulatory and policy framework?

Wilson, Wayne and Basson, Marita (2012) Housing affordability in Roma: can progress be made within the regulatory and policy framework? In: Planning Institute of Australia National Congress 2012, 29 Apr - 2 May 2012, Adelaide, Australia.

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Housing affordability is a complex issue that relates supply and consumption costs of housing to the ability of the household to pay for housing costs. A regulation and policy framework sets the direction for attaining housing
affordability. This paper contends that the direction created by current regulation and policy is inappropriate, and that it will not lead to meaningful progress in housing
affordability in Roma, as well as in the wider context.
A detailed analysis of the relevant literature, regulation and policy governing housing provision in Roma has highlighted areas of conflict within the regulation and policy framework. Using Roma as a case study, the disparities in regulation and policy
were examined in depth to gauge what impact the conflicting elements might have on housing affordability. Regulation and policy roadmaps were produced to enable the relationships within the framework to be visualised. The volume, complexity and
lack of coordination between the various elements of regulation and policy were shown to detract from the execution of the framework.
The major conclusion resulting from this paper is that accurate and realistic predictions of housing demand and available supply are needed to ensure that the shortcomings of the regulation and policy framework do not impact negatively on the affordability of housing in Roma and other areas under the jurisdiction of this
framework. The second conclusion is that Roma will require additional residential land to be developed at higher densities than currently exist, to maintain or improve current relative levels of housing affordability. The recommended higher densities
are the result of the regulatory constraints, recent and impending changes in development of land prone to flooding and projected economic and population growth in Roma.

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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Conference information at http://www.planning.org.au/whatson/2012-2. No indication of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2013 07:46
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 03:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roma; housing affordability;land regulation
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9101 Macroeconomics > 910199 Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Identification Number or DOI: http://www.planning.org.au/documents/item/3932
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22293

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