Implementation of National Rental Affordability Scheme in Queensland

Susilawati, Connie & Reggi, Gabriel (2014) Implementation of National Rental Affordability Scheme in Queensland. In Warren, Clive (Ed.) 19th Asian Real Estate Society Conference, 14-16 July 2014, Gold Coast, Australia.

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In 2008 the Australian government introduced the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) to increase the supply of affordable rental in Australia. This Federal Government initiative was progressively rolled out through four different rounds over the years with fifth round to be announced some time in 2014. Although the scheme has been successful evident there have been numerous setbacks experienced.

This paper focuses on understanding lessons learnt from the performance of the scheme to make recommendations for future government initiatives. This evaluation is based on the combination of document analysis, government officers as well as approved NRAS participants operating throughout Queensland. The most significant challenges for the NRAS participants is the involvement of three levels government which cause delays in the scheme approval process.

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ID Code: 83851
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Housing affordability, affordable rental housing, National Rental Affordability Scheme, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Housing Markets Development Management (120503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 05 May 2015 01:57
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 18:06

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