(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Open for business but at what cost? housing issues in ‘boomtown’ Darwin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ENNIS G. (1) ; TOFA M. (1) ; FINLAYSON M. (1) ;
(1) Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment, Research Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Charles Darwin Univ., Darwin, AUSTRALIE


This paper presents the findings of a qualitative research project exploring current housing issues in the Greater Darwin area. It explains that increased housing stress in Darwin, and a myopic focus on rapid economic growth, may disenfranchise current residents and undermine service and support industries. It argues that while there may be some economic benefits from a ‘booming’ Darwin, greater planning and partnership between government, community organisations and corporates is required to ensure the benefits are spread across the population. Unfortunately, the Northern Territory government's dilatory approach to both housing issues and the social costs of the resources boom makes it highly unlikely innovative partnerships will occur


Article of periodic

published at : Australian Geographer / ISSN 0004-9182

Editor : Geographical Society of New South Wales, Sydney - AUSTRALIE (1928)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 45, no4 [pp. 447-464]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 tabl., 2 cartes




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00049182.2014.953732

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