Governing the Compact City: The challenges of apartment living in Sydney, Australia

Author or co-authors: Hazel Easthope, Bill Randolph

Published: Housing Studies; v. 24; no. 2; pp. 243 - 259; 0267-3037 (ISSN)

This paper has been peer reviewed

Keywords: Development, Equity, Governance, Law, Planning, Redevelopment / termination,

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This paper addresses the challenges facing the strata sector in Sydney in the context of current Australian metropolitan planning strategies promoting increased urban consolidation. It argues that the current focus on higher density development is vulnerable to challenges of regulation, representation and termination in strata developments. Furthermore, the increasing size and complexity of strata schemes as well as the existence of ageing strata stock are placing pressure on the strata title system in NSW . The concept of 'governance' provides one mechanism for improving understanding.

Exploring the regulatory framework and governance of decentralised water management systems: a strata and community title perspective

Author or co-authors: Nicole Johnston, Jan Warnken, Chris Guilding

Published: National Water Commission

Funders: National Water Commission

Keywords: Environment, Governance, Qualitative research/interviews, Sustainability, Utilities / networks,

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The broad aim of the report is to explore the regulatory framework and governance issues associated with decentralised water management systems ) within a strata and community title (S&CT) context. Concerns about the capacity of centralised water supply systems to deliver reliable and secure water supplies have triggered interest in the potential of localised DWMSs as an alternative approach to water management. S&CT developments appear to represent strong potential vehicles for promoting DWMSs because there is an extant legislative framework that supports the governance and management .

Under-Supply of Schooling in the Gentrified and Regenerated Inner City

Author or co-authors: Cathy Sherry, Hazel Easthope

Published: Cities, vol. 56, pp. 16 - 23

Keywords: Children, Liveability, Planning, Policy, Public/private, Sustainability,

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Governments and planners in the Global North are increasingly faced with the challenge of providing services for growing numbers of families in the inner city. This article explores the actual and projected presence of children in inner Sydney and the pressure that gentrification and high density development has placed on school places. The conclusion of the research is that inner urban redevelopment must include sufficient public space and infrastructure not only for schools in the immediate future, but also for adaptive reuse for other, perhaps equally unanticipated, needs in the longer-term