Findings — The results show that applied research can be a highly successful endeavour, particularly when policy and planning perspectives are integrated into the development of the research design and strong collaboration is an ongoing feature of the research program.
The authors would like to acknowledge the assistance of a number of people in preparing this chapter. The information on household expenditures was provided through a special consultancy undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics at the request of the Victorian Department of Transport, through the activities of a specially convened Subcommittee on Transport and Housing Affordability, which ran for two years from late 2008, and the authors wish to acknowledge the assistance of ABS out-posted officers, Frank Sortino and Lohan Fernando, in scoping and progressing a series of data requests.
Several colleagues from the Victorian Department of Transport assisted with preparation of charts and figures, including John Farthing, Kalu Ribush, Stephen Roddis, Theva Thevathasan, Joshua Stewart, Linus Baltutis and Roshni Reddy. Emily Simatos provided administrative support relating to the hosting of meetings over the course of the research project and also, together with Alison Smith, provided constructive feedback on this chapter. Assistance with typing and formatting was provided by Jo-Anne Rasmussen. Some information on population and demographic information was sourced from or verified by David Sykes and Vivian Tee, from the Victorian Department of Planning and Community Development.
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