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A great video, intended for migrants, on housing in Australia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Epqc3q15Y

Lots of footage of unit construction and typical suburban homes.

Also mention of gentrification of inner suburbs.

A renovated terrace could cost 2-3 times that of a new home on the outskirts.

(assuming a $300k house and land package, that's $600 - 900k for the terrace in today's money)

Weren't the kitchens tiny compared to now!  

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I thought the inner city suburbs (like Carlton, Fitzroy et al) were still dumps back then?  

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I thought the inner city suburbs (like Carlton, Fitzroy et al) were still dumps back then?Click to expand...
I think the key word was starting to. Sydney may have started earlier than Melbourne - and there seemed to be some movement of intellectuals from Melbourne to Sydney exacerbating this.

Note that the year the film was made was the year of Green Bans (Sydney) and freeway revolts (Melbourne) in inner suburbs.

These would not have happened had there not been middle-class activist types in those areas. Either as residents or welfare types concerned about poor migrant families whose homes would be destroyed.

The other price comparison made was that a new apartment in the inner areas (small 2 bedroom, no courtyard) cost the same as a 3 bedroom house in the suburbs.  

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