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Characteristics and future intentions of second homeowners: a case study from Eastern Victoria, Australia


Osbaldiston, N and Picken, F and Duffy, M, Characteristics and future intentions of second homeowners: a case study from Eastern Victoria, Australia, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 7, (1) pp. 62-76. ISSN 1940-7963 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2014 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/19407963.2014.934689


Underpinning much of the literature surrounding lifestyle migration, counter-urbanisation and second-home use is the question of motivations and future intentions. In this paper, we explore the characteristics and orientations for future use of land by second-home owners in two locales in Victoria Australia, Phillip Island and Inverloch. Using both qualitative and quantitative survey data we find that there are three areas of second-home governance which ought to be considered strongly for future planning in these areas, health, roads and infrastructure and climate change or sustainability. Using data from permanent residents and second-home owners from these areas in collaboration with demographic data, we argue that underlining these areas is a primary concern, that of ageing. However, while these issues burn brightly for both users of property in these places, the ability for the local government authorities to deal with them is limited because of a lack of resources.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords: second-homes, lifestyle migration, planning for migration, retirement migration, ageing
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Urban sociology and community studies
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Picken, F (Dr Felicity Picken)
ID Code:109044
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-05-18
Last Modified:2016-11-15

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