Local Government and Housing

This survey looks at a number of ways local governments view and deal with housing. The survey progresses through a number of key themes including the priority attached to housing issues, affordability, residential planning and the rental sector, including second homes.

The survey should take approximately 20 minutes of your time and should be completed by only one person within your Council organisation. That may be the CEO/General Manager or another relevant person (such as a planner) chosen by them. Please note that your answers should reflect what your Council’s position is, not what you think it should be. Responses will be anonymous. All records containing personal information will remain confidential and no information which could lead to identification of any individual will be released, unless required by law.

We appreciate the time and effort our respondents put into the survey and we will ensure that the results are made available to you. They will be disseminated on the project website in approximately three months.

This survey is being undertaken as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project led by Professor Andrew Beer who is Dean of Research and Innovation at the UniSA Business School. Over the past 25 years Andrew Beer has been at the forefront of housing research and policy development. His work has included high quality academic publications on housing as a store of wealth, the changing relationship between Australians and their housing over the life course, and the strategies needed to end homelessness. His work has had a substantial impact on policy, the investment decisions of government and private housing providers, and on housing options for people with a disability. His work underpinned the SA Government’s workforce accommodation strategy for the Limestone Coast region, when housing shortages threatened the growth of the wine industry. ECH Inc – a leading provider of aged housing – used Beer’s work to direct a $60m housing investment program and his work on those falling out of homeownership resulted in the Australian Government investing in counselling for at-risk families.

This project has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee. If you have any ethical concerns about the project or questions about your rights as a participant please contact the Executive Officer of this Committee on (08) 8302 3118.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the Project Officer:
Sandy Horne phone (08) 8302 0880 or email Sandy.Horne@unisa.edu.au

* What is the name of your LGA?