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:
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 download the overview below.
We have recently made two public submissions discussing our research on building defects, which are available below:
For our step by step guide to identifying, documenting, reporting and rectifying defects, click here.