Roofs and power

Australia, 1984

Film
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Highlights the attempts of government bodies to overcome some of the problems that have plagued the high-rise housing estates in Victoria, in the past and still do today (focusing on Park Towers and 229 Hoddle Street in Melbourne). Shows how Housing Commission tenants are becoming involved in the decision-making processes that determine the environment in which they live including better security, vandal-proof walls and different designs for new flats. Also profiles the range and extent of families who live in public housing with one-third single parents, 20% elderly, low income two parents large families, immigrants and homeless youth. There is a 2.1/2 to 3 year waiting list with 43,000 families living in public housing in Victoria. Discusses why these high-rise buildings were built and the political reasoning of both the Liberal and Labor parties for encouraging private ownership. Includes excellent aerial footage of Melbourne (1984). Suitable for upper secondary levels.

Credits

production company

Film Victoria

producer/director

Rob Brow

Duration

00:34:20:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016756

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Housing - Melbourne (Vic.)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → High-rise apartment buildings - Social aspects

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Housing Commission, Victoria

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public housing

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → High-rise apartment buildings - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Housing - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Housing Commission, Victoria

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Public housing

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Rental housing

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Victoria - Social conditions

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Rental housing

Places → Housing - Melbourne (Vic.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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