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Action 5.2 Affordable Housing


A number of reports have been commissioned by IMAP looking at options for increasing affordable housing. These are available below:

"Affordable Housing in Melbourne's Inner Urban Region: A Strategic Framework." June 2004. SGS Economics and Planning

"An Affordable Housing Overlay in the Victoria Planning Provisions: Implementation Model for Melbourne's Inner Urban Region." March 2007. SGS Economics and Planning

"Advice on the Issues of the Inner Region Affordable Housing Overlay." (Version 7.2) June 2008. Biruu Consultants

( NOTE: The Biruu report was a peer review of the SGS reports and confirmed the SGS modelling with minor adjustments. The Biruu modelling figures were what the IMAP Working Group ended up using.)


Community Land Trusts

The Australian Community Land Trust Manual (Feb 2013) is online and openly accessible as a readible ebook at:


You can read it online via that link, or download it. To download after going to that link, you will need to:

1) Click on "sign in" at the top right of the page.

2) Click on "Create an account".

3) Create an access account using your email address (or facebook account if you really want to).

That will then give you a range of download options in a pop up window. At the moment there is a page or time limit on the download, but we're getting that sorted.


Alternatively, you can view the publication at the following link. This extensive report is in pdf. file format and over 240 pages.


The Australian Community Land Trust Manual.pdf (3.78MB)





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