Neighbourhood scale, mixed tenure developments bring wider benefits to communities
20 November 2023
412: From mixed tenure development to mixed tenure neighbourhoods What this research is about This research examines the opportunities for, and benefits of, mixed tenure housing developments in Australia, and in particular how to upscale successful mixed tenure outcomes at a neighbourhood level. [...] Often carried out as a means of increasing the volume, diversity and quality dispersal strategy to break up concentrations of social of affordable and social housing supply, while opening disadvantage or to intensify underutilised land assets opportunities for achieving broader urban upgrades and mitigate risks associated with inappropriate and and alternative finance, delivery and management agei. [...] term success of the housing and environs. Advantages of a mixed tenure Calculating mixed tenure neighbourhood model neighbourhood opportunities in This study proposes to leverage a pipeline of small-scale Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne social housing assets that are distributed across established areas of Australia’s cities and regions as a basis for Appropriate land assembly is the primary drive. [...] The mix is dependent • greater consistency across state and local government on a range of factors related to funding, land, existing jurisdictions would aid the development of appropriate tenants, management and maintenance costs and funding models and approaches to mixed tenure prevailing dwelling prices, with an emphasis on financial development and supply imperatives. [...] communities means maintenance and management costs are a key consideration in the type, design and location of affordable dwellings ‘ The mix is dependent on a • developers’ objectives and attitude to mixed range of factors related to tenure projects contributes greatly to successful developments.