City Futures and Leichhardt Council have been jointly awarded the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) award for a research report aimed at improving access for older residents and people with disabilities in their strata titled homes.

The 2014 Planning Institute Australia Award for Planning Excellence (NSW) was awarded in the category of cutting edge research and teaching.

The research, led by Dr Hazel Easthope, covered:

• Home modification needs in strata-titled properties identified by residents, peak body representatives and other professionals.

• Existing policy and legislation that affects the process of undertaking home modifications in strata-titled properties.

• Challenges in undertaking home modifications and opportunities for change.

The full report can be accessed here