Local and State government, community housing, investors and developers, planners, and leading academics will come together to find real-world solutions to Sydney’s affordable housing crisis. The one-day Affordable Housing Forum, on 24 July 2017 at UTS, will focus on how stakeholders can better work together to deliver affordable housing to low and moderate income earners.
Key objectives of the Forum include developing collaborative practice between local government and the community housing sector; advocacy for affordable housing targets in major development precincts and sites; exploring best practice models; and establishing coherent strategies for negotiating affordable housing contributions.
The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), in collaboration with Community Housing Providers, are hosting a one-day Affordable Housing Forum in NSW on Monday, 24 July 2017.
Join industry experts and leaders from Local Government, community housing, planning, and academia for a robust discussion about affordable housing in the metropolitan Sydney region. This one-day Forum is designed to generate practical solutions for real-world application, with a formal Communique to be developed on the day.
Presentations by experts & industry leaders
– Setting the Scene by an Expert Panel
– Planning mechanisms and affordable housing
– Housing as social and economic infrastructure
– Financing affordable housing – making it happen locally
– Urban renewal and affordable housing opportunities
– Affordable Housing Bond Aggregation – is it a game changer?
– The Hon. Anthony Roberts | Minister for Housing and Planning, Special Minister of State
– Heather Nesbitt | Social Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
– Professor Hal Pawson | City Futures Research Centre, UNSW
– Marcus Spiller | Principal and Partner, SGS Economics and Planning
– Steve Mann | CEO, Urban Development Institute of Australia
– Richard McLachlan | Development Director, Frasers Property Australia
– Wendy Hayhurst | CEO, NSW Federation of Housing Associations
– Cr Sally Betts | President SSROC, Mayor Waverley Council
– Dr Judith Stubbs | Principal, Judith Stubbs & Associates
Click HERE to see the full list of speakers and read their biographies.
Registration: $200 – lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.
SSROC: Kate Toohey – email@example.com or 02 8396 3811
PIA Events: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 7200 0810
Forum Flyer and Sponsorship Prospectus
Download the AFFORDABLE HOUSING FORUM FLYER
Download the SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS
Proudly supported by:
||The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) is an association of eleven councils, south of Sydney harbour covering a third of Sydney’s population. We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between member councils, engage in advocacy and undertake regional projects that contribute to the sustainability of our member councils and communities.
||Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is the national body representing planning and the planning profession. Through education, communication and professional development, PIA is the pivotal organisation serving and guiding thousands of planning professionals in their role of creating better communities. PIA currently represents approximately 5300 members nationally and internationally, and connects with more than 7500 planners annually.
This is an exciting and challenging time for the Sydney housing sector. We are delighted to announce our Sponsors for the 2017 Affordable Housing Forum, hosted by SSROC, PIA and our partners.
Our vision is great places for everyone. Our business is people and places. We develop and manage sustainable, safe and affordable homes and work in partnership to create vibrant, inclusive communities.
Connecting people to opportunity, we take a place based approach to advocate for, coordinate and partner with the services that people and communities need.
With over 30 years’ experience, SGCH provides a place to call home for more than 8,500 people in 4,500 properties across the Sydney metropolitan region. We are recognised as a Tier 1 provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing.
At SGCH, our strength is our partnerships. Working with governments at all levels, the private sector and our network of support services, we have grown to become one of Australia’s largest community housing providers. Through innovative partnerships we are developing and retrofitting our portfolio with environmentally sustainable technology that will benefit low income households by improving the thermal comfort of their homes and reducing energy use.
Recognised as Employer of Choice (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2016 Australian HR Awards, our personalised approach to customer service is underpinned by our values of support, accountability, respect and integrity (SARI).
About Bridge Housing
Bridge Housing’s mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities through the provision of housing and services for low to moderate income households. Our social and affordable housing portfolio of some 1,900 properties spans 20 local government areas across Greater Sydney, including most SSROC areas.
Read our Improving lives, strengthening communities brochure
Learn more about our property portfolio
Our 3,100 tenants and their families come from all walks of life, including from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities. We work with 18 support partners to help tenants sustain their tenancies and keep their lives on track.
We are experienced developers of new affordable housing supply. By 2018, we will have built 350 additional homes, including significant new developments in the Blacktown area, Parramatta and Ashfield, financed and developed using innovative models.
Bridge Housing is an award-winning Tier 1 community housing provider under the National Regulatory System for Community Housing. We are recognised for our work by three annual gold awards at the Australasian Reporting Awards and were highly commended as a provider in the 2016 Australasian Housing Institute awards.
About Hume Community Housing
Hume Community Housing Association (Hume) is a Tier 1 Community Housing provider which provides services based on the philosophy that safe and stable housing is essential for everyone to achieve their full potential.
Our vision is to create vibrant, sustainable and cohesive communities through the delivery of outstanding homes and equitable services. We deliver a variety of programmes and support to assist a diverse range of customers in housing need and in varying life circumstances. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, we are values led, for social justice, generational change and supporting the development of independence and potential in each individual.
Currently Hume manages more than 1,700 affordable and social housing properties across seven local government areas in Western Sydney providing homes and services to more than 4,000 customers.
About City West Housing
Live. Work. Local. City West Housing, established in 1994, is an award winning property developer and affordable rental housing manager. Today, we provide over 720 affordable rental properties in the centre of Sydney for people and families on low to moderate household incomes. Our current development projects will deliver another 310 affordable rental housing properties by the end of 2019.
We have a reputation for delivering high quality projects that are sustainable, energy efficient and accessible. Through providing excellent amenity for our tenants and promoting community-building activities such as our community gardens, we contribute to the diversity and sustainability of our city.
CWH is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation managed by an independent Board of Directors. Our staff of 20 are responsible for the daily operations.
About Link Housing
Link Housing Ltd (Link Housing) is one of the oldest not-for-profit community housing providers in NSW having been formed in 1983. We have a history in providing affordable rental accommodation to people on very low to moderate incomes. Link now manages around 1500 homes across Northern Sydney.
We aim to give a compassionate, client-centred service for people who are at risk of homelessness or are unable to afford market priced private rental in the Sydney region. The management services extend from placing tenants into their new home, the collection of rent, coordinating activities with support partners, all the way through to managing the sustainable maintenance of the majority of the dwellings.
About Waverley Council
The Waverley Council Local Government Area, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, has been experiencing gentrification over the past three decades. Median house prices and rents in the area are now some of the highest in the Sydney metropolitan region.
Historically the area was home to large numbers of lower income renters, however gentrification processes, particularly the redevelopment of traditionally lower cost housing, have greatly reduced the supply of affordable rental housing in the area. In this context, Waverley Council has worked to maintain community diversity through the development of social and affordable rental housing.
Waverley Council’s experience in implementing affordable housing programs provides an opportunity to explore key enablers as well as challenges, and to foster insights around policy administration and affordable housing program management.
About Evolve Housing
Evolve Housing is one of the largest community housing providers in Australia. We provide housing assistance to eligible people on low incomes or who are unable to access appropriate housing in the private market. This includes social housing, affordable housing and supported housing.
We currently manage a portfolio of 3000 properties in NSW, housing 7,500 residents in 25 local government areas.
Winner of the Australian Housing Institute NSW Community Housing provider of the year 2015 & 2016, Evolve works to deliver appropriate, accessible and affordable housing to areas of high need such as the disability sector, affordable housing and social housing.
Late Sponsorships may be considered. Download the SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS for more information.