Research

Sharing Property: Multi-owned Property Workshop

Author or co-authors: Cathy Sherry, Sarah Blandy, Clare Mouat

Keywords: By-laws/rules/CC&Rs, Community, Comparative research, Dispute resolution / courts / tribunals, Governance, Information available to owners and residents, Law, Redevelopment / termination,

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Summary:

Multi-owned properties constitute an ever-growing proportion of the world’s commercial and residential building stock. The multiplicity of owners and tenants produces social and legal complexity that many existing legal systems struggle to accommodate. On 29 September 2017, a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, policy and decision makers met to discuss the challenges of multi-owned properties. The themes of the workshop were drawn from the key ideas of ‘Dynamics of Enduring Property Relations’ (Blandy, Bright & Nield 2017). This is a summary of the workshop's deliberations.

MyPlace Ashmore Community Survey 2017

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Caitlin Buckle, Sian Thompson, Edgar Liu

Funders: City of Sydney Council

Keywords: Community, Liveability, Planning,

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The 17ha Ashmore Precinct is one of the City of Sydney’s largest urban development projects. This research aimed to develop a survey tool for on-going assessment of social interactions and social cohesion at a large-scale urban renewal site that could be used to measure the nature of social cohesion and social interaction, identify opportunities/barriers residents face regarding social cohesion and community development, understand wellbeing of residents and workers, including satisfaction/attachment to the area, preferences and desires, and future plans.

MyPlace Green Square Community Survey 2017

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Caitlin Buckle, Sian Thompson, Edgar Liu

Funders: City of Sydney Council

Keywords: Community, Liveability, Planning,

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Green Square is the largest urban redevelopment project in the southern hemisphere, and one of the fastest growing areas in Sydney. This research aimed to develop a survey tool for on-going assessment of social interactions and social cohesion at a large-scale urban renewal site that could be used to measure the nature of social cohesion and social interaction, identify opportunities/barriers residents face regarding social cohesion and community development, understand wellbeing of residents and workers, including satisfaction/attachment to the area, preferences and desires, and future plans.

Navigating a complex housing landscape: University students' housing options, pathways and outcomes

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Sarah Judd, Edgar Liu

Published: State of Australian Cities National Conference 2011

Keywords: Economics / markets, Equity, Liveability, Rental housing,

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The impact of housing on students' wellbeing has recently gained much media and political attention in Australia. The dire situation of students living in overcrowded housing was, for example, highlighted by State MP Cr Clover Moore. This paper presents a typology of housing options available to students in metropolitan Sydney, as well as an overview of the complexities of the student population in Australia. Our typology will assist policymakers and practitioners to target particular housing pathways where interventionist housing policies and action will have the most impact.

Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave: Strata Legislation, Equity and the Common Law

Author or co-authors: Cathy Sherry

Published: Australasian College of Community Association Lawyers Conference, Brisbane, 2015

Keywords: By-laws/rules/CC&Rs, Law,

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One of the fundamental aims of property statutes is to clarify the complexity of hundreds of years of judge-made property law. Some of that judge-made law is common law and some of it is equity. Equity presents particular challenges because remedies are discretionary and not available as of right. The state Torrens Acts, which all strata and community title Acts work in conjunction with, attempted to eradicate the operation of considerable equitable property rights, most notably the enforceability of equitable interests in land as a consequence of notice. (...)