Privatised communities: The use of owners corporations in master planned estates in Melbourne

Goodman, R and Douglas, K 2008, 'Privatised communities: The use of owners corporations in master planned estates in Melbourne', Australian Geographer, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 521-536.


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Title Privatised communities: The use of owners corporations in master planned estates in Melbourne
Author(s) Goodman, R
Douglas, K
Year 2008
Journal name Australian Geographer
Volume number 39
Issue number 4
Start page 521
End page 536
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper contributes to the growing body of work on master planned estates in Australia by addressing the issue of the privatisation of assets and facilities, which in more conventional residential developments are in the public realm, owned and managed by local councils or other public bodies. The paper addresses the trend to place assets presented as lifestyle features, such as community and recreational facilities, open space or landscaping features, in a form of collective private ownership, known in Victoria as owners corporations. The provision of these facilities and assets for residents, however, has a number of implications relating to exclusivity, separation from the wider community, and potential conflicts within the master planned community itself. These issues are examined with reference to data gathered through an investigation of recently established master planned communities in the growth areas of Melbourne.
Subject Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Master planned estates
privatisation
Melbourne
owners corporations
DOI - identifier 10.1080/00049180802419229
ISSN 0004-9182
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