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The Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform

The Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform

The Australian Housing Data Analytics Platform (AHDAP) project aims to develop a unique federated platform for the ingestion and management of digital data on housing and the built environment together with a suite of tools that will allow rapid multi-scale complex modelling and simulation to address the pressing questions regarding housing provision and sustainability across Australia. It will provide housing researchers and planners with a transformative capability to objectively design and evaluate new policy and practice with regards to the future development of Australia’s urban conurbations, assisting in the driving of economic recovery, social inclusion and resilience across Australia’s $7 trillion housing market.

The project will bring together nationally significant and harmonised housing-related datasets that have maximum policy impact with a view to improving overall housing outcomes (including by improving Australia’s housing research evidence base and by better informing policy makers). The project will be delivered over 2.5 years with completion scheduled for mid-2023.


Work Package 1: National Housing Data Framework including a national map of the key housing data custodians across Australia and a priority list of data for ingestion into the digital platform

Work Package 2: Building the Housing Data Portal including data translation tools, data store and digital twin interoperability

Work Package 3: Deploying the Colouring Cities platform across Australian capital cities

Work Package 4: Building the Housing Analytics Workbench including a suite of interrelated housing-focused analytical tools (WhatIf?, Envision, AHAT and RAISE)

Work Package 5: Training and capacity building and establishment of community of practice around the data platform and tools

Leading organisation

University of New South Wales

Funded by

Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)

Collaborating partners

Alan Turing Institute
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Curtin University
NSW Government
Omnilink Pty Ltd
Swinburne University of Technology
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
UNSW Canberra