Housing is one of those areas where the important role played by local government is often unappreciated and unacknowledged. In recognition of this, researchers at the University of South Australia and the University of Technology Sydney are looking at the vital contributions local government plays to the planning, supply and maintenance of housing and residential environments. Part of this research is a web-based survey, targeted at CEOs or other senior staff within local governments and we would encourage you to contribute to this important work by bringing it to the attention of the responsible staff so that they can complete the questionnaire.
The work is being undertaken by senior researchers – Professor Andrew Beer, Professor Alan Morris, Professor John Martin, Associate Professor Trevor Budge and Professor Chris Paris – all of whom have a long track record of work in the sector. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council, and includes industry partners from across local government, including the City of Playford, Greater Bendigo City Council, Rural City of Murray Bridge, Waverley Council, Randwick City Council, Berri Barmera Council, City of Mount Gambier, Moonee Valley City Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Mount Alexander Shire Council, City of Sydney, Gwydir Shire Council and the Local Government Association of South Australia.
You can find out more about the project at https://localgovernmentandhousing.com/
The survey only takes about 20 minutes and if you wish to take it via the survey monkey site, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGandHousing