Characteristics and future intentions of second homeowners: a case study from Eastern Victoria, Australia

Osbaldiston, Nick, Picken, Felicity, and Duffy, Michelle (2015) Characteristics and future intentions of second homeowners: a case study from Eastern Victoria, Australia. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 7 (1). pp. 62-76.

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Underpinning much of the literature surrounding lifestyle migration, counter-urbanisation and second-home use is the question of motivations and future intentions. In this paper, we explore the characteristics and orientations for future use of land by second-home owners in two locales in Victoria Australia, Phillip Island and Inverloch. Using both qualitative and quantitative survey data we find that there are three areas of second-home governance which ought to be considered strongly for future planning in these areas, health, roads and infrastructure and climate change or sustainability. Using data from permanent residents and second-home owners from these areas in collaboration with demographic data, we argue that underlining these areas is a primary concern, that of ageing. However, while these issues burn brightly for both users of property in these places, the ability for the local government authorities to deal with them is limited because of a lack of resources.

Item ID: 37394
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1940-7971
Keywords: second-homes, lifestyle migration, planning for migration, retirement migration, ageing, tourism, migration
Funders: Monash University
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2015 22:24
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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