Sustainability Summit

The Rise Of New Multi-Residential Housing Models And How They Are Changing The Way We Live

Affordable housing is a national problem. Middle class workers are getting locked out of the housing market and are moving to other parts of the country, while the number of homeless people is rising sharply as renters are spending more than a third of their income on housing. Multi-residential housing in Australia has typically carried negative connotations. But as a housing typology, it’s slowly shaking off its bad reputation thanks to evolving social and economic factors – and forward-thinking architects, designers and developers driven by aspirations for compelling, design-led dwellings. What is the future for multi-residential housing in Australia?

 Learning Outcomes

By the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Understand what the future holds for multi-residential housing in Australia.
  • Understand how multi-residential housing can provide solutions to evolving social and economic factors.
  • Identify what architects, designers and developers can contribute to this typology through a design-lead approach.

(Competency codes: PC 3, PC 24, PC 30)

Session Information

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Dr Davina Jackson



Lisa Sorrentino

City West Housing


Craig Baudin

Fender Katsalidis


Troy Creighton