City Futures Research Centre UNSW Built Environment

Defects in Strata

This ARC Linkage project addresses the serious and growing problem of building defects in the trillion dollar multi-unit housing sector, which now provides almost half of new Australian housing. The research investigates three critical questions:

  • How prevalent are building defects?
  • Why do they occur?
  • How can multi-unit housing quality be improved?

The findings are intended to inform changes to planning and development policy and regulation, leading to improved building quality and safety, lower costs and stress for owners, more resilient urban communities, and better urban planning outcomes.

For more information on the research project please read the overview here

Funded by


Industry partners

Australian College of Strata Lawyers
Lannock Strata Finance
Ross Taylor & Associates
Strata Community Australia (NSW)
Strata Community Insurance
The Owners Corporation Network of Australia

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