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MTalks—High density happiness: Build-to-rent communities

18 Oct 2017

As the housing affordability topic rises in our minds in unison with rental and purchase prices, Australian state and local governments have started investigating the possibility of helping propagate a build-to-rent housing sector.

Described as ‘radical’ by Australian press, but an initiative common in the USA and the UK, build-to-rent communities involve development designed with the intent of long-term—sometimes indefinite—leases. Providing long-term security for residents, and touted as a topical treatment for the housing affordability crisis, building to rent is the topic of this High Density Happiness talk brought to you by Open Journal.

In this panel discussion, join a panel of experts—to be announced soon—to discuss the impact of the build-to-rent model across different spheres: from design implications and creating strong communities to the cultural acceptance of long-term renters and how to form the policy towards security of tenure.

Speakers to be announced soon.

Content: MPavilion

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  • Bar
  • Café
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public toilet
Entry cost:

Free Entry


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision