Digital Workbench

Housing Analytics Workbench Tools

The Housing Analytics Workbench Tools of the AHDAP project is an online workbench comprising a series of main functions of four tools: AHAT, Envision, Australian Property Market Explorer and WhatIf? It consists of a suite of analytical and decision-support tools for urban planners, researchers and industry. It allows evidence-based decision-making and leading-edge research around Australia’s towns and cities.



The What If? planning support system (PSS) is a collaborative planning tool designed to allow strategic planners to experiment with planning scenarios. The tool informs strategic planners on the impact of population growth and other socio-economic factors on the future of Australian cities. Find out more about What If? below. 

Envision offers a set of tools allowing users to query a wide variety of data sets to undertake multi-criteria evaluation and strategic, map-based, precinct-level planning. 

Affordable Housing Assessment Tool (AHAT) is designed to calculate the impact of different cost and subsidy parameters on housing affordability. This project level, general feasibility tool models the financial impacts of a range of policy mechanisms and levers to meet the costs of providing housing for a given mix of housing needs groups. The tool will launch in the second half of 2023.

The Australian Property Market Explorer (APME) is an online, visual exploration tool for conducting visual analytics on data available on property markets across Australia.

Property values are rapidly calculated using any one of the automated valuation models available on the toolkit. The generated values are visualised on a map and can be overlayed with other geospatial information layers relevant to investigating trends in property price.