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Affordable-Accessible Housing for Perth Presentation to AITPM – Affordable Housing and Transport Seminar Emma de Jager, Executive Officer WA and NT
Housing is not really affordable if located in isolated areas with high transportation costs Image: Sydney Morning Herald, Photo: Jason South
Affordable – Accessible housing allows households with diverse incomes, abilities and needs to live together in attractive, diverse and dynamic neighbourhoods
Affordable Housing o Housing is considered affordable if it costs less than 30% of a household budget. Transportation is the second largest expense for families, but few often consider these costs when choosing a place to live. o A more complete measure of affordability is that combined housing and transportation costs take up no more than 45% of a household budget. Living Source: The Housing and Transportation Affordability Index
Its Complicated Source: Planning Provisions for Affordable Housing Discussion Paper October 2013 – Department of Planning
Key Findings (THWC) o Attributes of location matter most to households. Specifically safety and security; easy access to work and schools; and being located near family and friends and public transport. o People were happier to have smaller properties if it meant that they could live in their preferred location. o There was a strong preference to live in the inner and coastal regions. However, only half of respondents were able to choose these locations when constrained by household budget.
Moving Australia 2030-A Transport Plan for a Productive and Active Australia sets out pathways for the establishment of a transport, land use management, planning and funding framework, including how we move people, today and in the future, to maintain the living standards we currently enjoy in Australia.
OBSERVATIONS o Housing Diversity doesnt always equal affordability o 1 Bedroom Apartments of limited demand (THWC) o Inclusionary Zoning – Mandatory Provisions already in place but have had limited affect o Ensure contributions are affordable in perpetuity o Parking Requirement Adjustment Factors (not fully explored) Planning and the Provision of Affordable Housing
Background To Selandra Rise o Located 52km from CBD in Melbournes South East o Launched in 2008 to demonstrate how objectives for affordable, healthy and liveable communities can be achieved on the ground o Collaborative Partnership between Industry, Government & the Private Sector o Project Objectives: o Improving housing diversity o Promoting local employment o Creating a healthy and engaged community
Key Project Initiatives – Alternate Transport Options
o Recognise transportation affordability as a planning goal of equal or greater importance than congestion reduction. o Evaluate ways that common planning decisions (roadway expansion, parking requirements in zoning, the location of public facilities such as schools) affect transport and housing affordability. o Support affordable modes (walking, cycling and public transit) o Support carsharing, which reduces the need to own a vehicle for occasional use. How can we improve affordable living?
o Support compact, mixed, multi-modal development and transit-oriented development which reduce the distances that people must travel to reach services and activities, and improves their travel options. o Reduce or eliminate parking requirements, and encourage parking unbundling (parking is rented separately from building space), particularly for lower-priced housing, so residents are not forced to pay for parking they do not need. o Minimum Service Levels – Public Transport in outlying areas How can we improve affordable living?