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The Australian Urban Land Use Planning Policy Survey

The Australian Urban Land Use Planning Policy Survey


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    The Australian Urban Land Use Planning Policy Survey is designed to collect periodic, comprehensive information on land use planning policies at the local government level, where the majority of decisions regarding future development are made. Specifically, the survey collects information on policies pertaining to urban containment, housing diversity, environmental protection and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It aims to cover the breadth of Australia’s 500+ local planning jurisdictions. The survey was first conducted in 2007, and a follow up survey was conducted in 2013.

    The survey data is supporting a range of research in the lab’s urban policy, housing and planning research area. It has helped to identify leading practice examples; to provide evidence to guide future policy development in planning for affordable housing; and, has enabled relationships between planning policy settings and housing development outcomes to be quantitatively explored.

    Click here for an overview of the planning approaches surveyed and the classification and weighting of approaches as growth accommodating or restricting.

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