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Organisations, governance and multi-owned housing


Altmann, E, Organisations, governance and multi-owned housing, Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference 2012, 8-10 February 2012, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 1-18. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The creation of multi-owned, strata titled housing occurs as a legal mechanism at the time local and state governments accept and approve the developer's survey plans. Economic and social forces allow the creation of an organisation by people who have little ongoing interest in its ability to function. From an organisational viewpoint, this is a unique situation.

When an owner buys into a strata complex, they cede power to the owner organisation that controls the common property within the apartment or master planned estate. This occurs through contract mechanisms at the point of sale. Set within a structure and agency framework, this review of literature moves the focus from planning and legal considerations and the actors voice, to the formation of an organisation. It considers whether a new type of hybrid organisation has been created in which governance, transparency and accountability are hampered by the legal framework that is set up to protect it.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Australia, developer, governance, multi-owned housing, not-for-profit, owner corporation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Urban geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Altmann, E (Dr Erika Altmann)
ID Code:85116
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-14
Last Modified:2017-04-11
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