Social Housing: Braybrook’s Story


Book Information

Release date 03-2024
Format Paperback
Pages 272
ISBN 9781923068780
ISBN10 1923068784
Width (mm) 152
Length (mm) 229

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As Victoria embarks on an ambitious social housing program to address a severe housing shortage, this book exposes important lessons for the future. The context is the post-World War 2 housing shortage, when the Housing Commission developed the unique Melbourne suburb of Braybrook. Infrastructure was lacking and housing was often substandard. Although neglected by governments, residents created a positive community, and a Royal Commission identified, then excused, some of the inherent faults. This book recounts, for the first time, the stark history of Braybrook.

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Weight 1 kg

Author information

Trevor Cunningham