Reference Work

The Affordable Housing Calculator Manual

Georgia Warren-Myers, Katrina Raynor, Matthew Palm

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning | Published : 2019

Abstract

In July 2018, the Victorian Government made changes to the Planning and Environment Act 1987 and provided guidance for seeking and negotiating voluntary affordable housing agreements. This significant change has created opportunities and challenges for various community stakeholders to negotiate affordable housing contributions with private developers through the planning process. On one hand, these changes are crucial as planning negotiations were previously not supported by State legislation. On the other hand, differing levels of financial literacy and divergent priorities and objectives across private developers, housing associations and government entities may lead to disengagement and ..

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