Research

An Examination of How Conflicts of Interest Detract from Developers Upholding Governance Responsibilities in the Transition Phase of Multi-Owned Developments: A Grounded Theory Approach

Author or co-authors: Nicole Johnston

Funders: The Australian College of Community Association Lawyers (ACCAL) provided a doctoral scholarship

Keywords: Conflicts of interest, Developer control, Development, Governance, Law, Qualitative research/interviews,

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The multi-owned development (MOD) is a unique property type consisting of at least two individually owned lots tied to communally owned common property with a separate registered entity (the body corporate) created to govern and manage the property. While the body corporate is the ultimate governing entity and the orchestra of operations for much of a MOD’s life, there is a period of time when a MOD’s developer makes governing decisions. This study is therefore exploratory in nature, as it seeks to uncover the nature of governance decisions made by developers during the transition phase.

Green Square Pilot Survey: Final Report

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Nicole McNamara

Published: City Futures Research Centre; Sydney 2013

Funders: City of Sydney Council

Keywords: Community, Liveability, Planning,

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This report presents the findings from a study of social interaction and social cohesion undertaken in the
Green Square urban renewal area in Sydney, Australia. The study involved the development and piloting of
a community survey.

Green Square Community Survey 2014: Final Report

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Sian Thompson, Nicole McNamara

Published: City Futures Research Centre; Sydney, Australia 2014

Funders: City of Sydney Council

Keywords: Community, Liveability, Planning,

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So that the City of Sydney can identify how it might best support communities’ social wellbeing associated with environmental, economic and social changes, it is essential to collect information about the experiences and desires of residents and workers. To this end, this report presents the results of a community survey of residents and workers in the Green Square Urban Renewal Area in Sydney, Australia.

Understanding Downsizing in Later Life and its Implications for Housing and Urban Policy

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Bruce Judd, Edgar Liu, Catherine Bridge

Published: State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings; 1740440331 (ISBN)

Keywords: Aged housing,

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This paper discusses the findings of a recently completed AHURI research project on downsizing involving analysis of ABS data, and a national mail survey together with in-depth interviews and policy forums in three states of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia). Based on the survey findings and ABS analysis it provides an estimate of the extent of downsizing in Australia. It then explores how downsizing is conceptualised in the academic and policy literature as well as in the popular understanding of the older participants in the survey and interviews.

Downsizing amongst older Australians, AHURI Final Report No.214

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Bruce Judd, Edgar Liu, Laura Davy, Catherine Bridge

Published: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute; Melbourne

Funders: Australian Government

Keywords: Aged housing,

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The broad aim of this research was to understand more fully the phenomenon of
downsizing in the Australian context including: the extent of downsizing amongst older Australians; who downsizes and why; what is involved in the process; what are the outcomes; what obstacles discourage downsizing; and what policies could facilitate downsizing where appropriate and desired by older people.