Delivering sustainable renewal in Australia's middle and outer suburbs: council reflections

Kristian J. Ruming, Bill Randolph, Simon Pinnegar, Bruce Judd

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Recent metropolitan strategies for Australia’s cities promote a vision for the renewal of the ‘middle’ suburbs, where urban-design led regeneration will not only lead to vibrant, sustainable communities, but also contribute to meeting housing supply targets. At an abstract level, the arguments appear logical. However in the absence of detailed policy, effective governance structures and public funding, it can be anticipated that urban renewal will take place in an ad hoc way with little regard to neither housing affordability impacts nor the broader social, economic and environmental outcomes which may be delivered. A fragmented response is compounded by the fact that the actors involved are typically small-scale and local: to date, this is not the territory of the likes of Meriton or Lend Lease. This paper draws on interviews with local council staff and outlines a series of issues they consider important in shaping renewal in their middle-ring suburbs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007
Place of PublicationAdelaide, S. Aust.
PublisherSOAC ; Causal Productions
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780646481944
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventState of Australian Cities Conference (3rd : 2007) - Adelaide
Duration: 28 Nov 200730 Nov 2007


ConferenceState of Australian Cities Conference (3rd : 2007)

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