Australian housing datasets are disparate, making it a challenge for housing researchers and policy makers to search, process and implement data into evidenced based housing research and analytical models.
The Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform (AHDAP) seeks to address this challenge by bringing together nationally significant and harmonised housing-related datasets with a view to improving overall housing outcomes. The platform will significantly improve Australia's current housing evidence base, providing research and policy makers with a prioritised set of nationally harmonised housing data delivered through a digital platform comprising a housing data portal and online workbench of housing decision support tools.
This project comprises a consortium of partners from across government, industry and academia.
AHDAP received investment from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and co-investment funding and contributions from project partners.
The project is led by City Futures Research Centre, UNSW Sydney with project management provided by FrontierSI.
The platform brings together, for the first time, key federal agencies responsible for researching and monitoring national housing and planning policy with strategic collaborations with state government, businesses and five Australian universities:
Together, this collaboration research infrastructure will deliver a sustainable national governance model for Australia’s digital housing assets built on a combination of the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable Data principles (FAIR principles).