Housing, employment and social cohesion project

Moreland City Council, in partnership with researchers from RMIT University and the University of Western Sydney, completed a research project in August 2013 investigating the role of housing, employment and local community in generating social cohesion in multicultural neighbourhoods 'in transition'.

The study compared Fawkner and Coburg - neighbourhoods currently experiencing social, demographic and economic change through the interactions between new migrant communities and established residents, as well as through the process of the gentrification of inner Melbourne.

The project was funded by a grant from the Scanlon Foundation.

Download the final report Housing, employment and social cohesion in multicultural neighbourhoods 'in transition': a comprehensive case study from the City of Moreland (PDF 1Mb).

Volunteers wanted for Social Cohesion Research Project

Social Research Centre Pty. Ltd is seeking Moreland residents input into a social cohesion research project, looking at how well our communities are adjusting to migration. The project is funded and conducted  by the Scanlon Foundation, Monash University and Department of Social Services.

The Social Cohesion survey has been in existence since 2007 and the next step of this research is exploring, through focus groups, perceptions of the community’s social cohesion. Social Research Centre is conducting 42 focus groups in areas across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in selected areas where there has been increased migrant settlement. Participation in the focus groups is completely voluntary.

If you are interested in taking part in this group discussion, email Tess McNamara. If you have questions call 1800 265 648 (free call).

For more information visit Social Cohesion Research Project.