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Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, 27 February 2024

7:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

8:00

Welcome to Country

8:15

Chairperson's Opening Address

Wendy Hayhurst, CEO, CHIA

MOBILISING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTMENT

8:30

Keynote:  

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Alexandra Notay, Placemaking and Investment Director, Thriving Investments

8:50

Panel: Super Housing - Mobilising institutional investment to invest in social and affordable housing

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Brian Motz, Chief Financial and Commercial Officer, Housing Choices Australia

 

Carolyn Viney, Chief Executive Officer, Super Housing Partnerships 

Kris Daff, Managing Director, Assemble 

9:30

International Case Study: The conditions for a strong and resilient not-for-profit sector (part 1)

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Matthew Bailes, CEO, Paradigm Housing UK

9:50

Presentation: Upcoming planning changes to enable more social and affordable housing around the country 

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Julie Saunders, Director, Urbis

10:10

How much social housing does Australia need? 

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Professor Hal Pawson, Professor of Housing Research and Policy, UNSW

10:30

Morning Tea

NATIONAL PICTURE

10:55

Presentation: Increasing the supply of affordable housing across Australia

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Nathan Dal Bon, CEO, Housing Australia

11:25

Joint Presentation: Building housing capacity to address community needs

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Haleh Homaei, CEO, HousingFirst 

Ria Bailes, MD, Bailes Partners Consulting, & Board Member, Chartered Institute of Housing 

11:50

Panel: Updating the housing sector on how State and Territory Government housing policies complement and diverge from each other

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Facilitator: Mike Allen, Chair, Link Wentworth

Brent Warren, Deputy Chief Executive, Housing Operations, Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities, Northern Territory

Simon Newport, Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Secretary, Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, Homes Victoria 

Sarah Amos, Deputy Director General, Social and Affordable Housing Growth, Department of Housing Local Government, Planning and Public Works Queensland 

12:35

Lightning address: The new demands of IT integration in Residential operations 

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Gregory Spicer, Chief Executive, rezpage 

12:40

Networking Lunch

1:25

Presentation session: Tasmanian Housing Strategy to Facilitate Increased Social and Affordable Rental Housing 

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Michele Adair, Chair, Homes Tasmania 

1:50

Round Tables

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Round Table 1: Beyond Compliance: Empowering Data Driven Decisions 


Daniel Tregurtha, New Business Sales Director, Detector Inspector

 

Round Table 2: Scaling safe, affordable and sustainable housing partnerships for optimal tenant outcomes 

 James Dunstan, Chief Strategy Officer, SUPA: Smart Urban Properties Australia 

Round Table 3:  Measuring benefits of affordable housing 

Humair Ahmad, Director Community Housing, NSW Department of Communities and Justice

Round Table 4: TBA 

2:50

Panel: What is the future role of impact investors in the affordable housing market? 

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Dr Catherine Brown OAM, Chief Executive Officer, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

Jai Sharma, GM – SDG Capital and Advisory, Sustainable Development Group  

 

Hanna Ebeling, CEO, Sefa 

3:30

Afternoon Tea

4:00

Keynote: 

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Wayne Swan, Chair, CBUS

UTILISING THE PLANNING RULES 

4:30

Panel: Embracing inclusionary zoning for the economic, social, and community benefits

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Facilitator: Mark Dawson, Director, Urbis 

 

Leonie King, CEO, City West Housing 

 

Ryan van den Nouwelant, Senior Lecturer, School of Built Environment, UNSW

Jo Cannington, Director Homes Melbourne, City of Melbourne 

5:10

Panel: ESG

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Facilitator: Hugh Hartigan, Head of Research, Data and Analytics, Housing Australia 

Marcus Spiller
, Principal & Partner, SGS Economics and Planning 

Ad Hereijgers, Director Business Development, Ritterwald (Virtual) 

Andrew Hannan, Chief Executive Officer, CHC 

5:50

Networking Drinks

Day 2

Day 2 - Wednesday, February 28

7:30

Registration and Morning Refreshments

CONSTRUCTING A STRONGER SECTOR

8:15

Keynote

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Zach Smith, National Secretary, CFMEU Construction & General Division

8:45

Panel: Delivering social and affordable housing in regional and remote Australia 

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Emma Greenhalgh, CEO, National Shelter  

 

Trudi Ray, CEO, Haven Home Safe 

Frances Paterson-Fleider, CEO, Community Housing Central Australia 

Maree McKenzie, CEO, Homes North Community Housing

9:25

Presentation: Designing Great homes for women experiencing DFV 

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Julie Duncan, General Manager SA, Housing Choices AU 

9:50

Panel: A New Model for Youth Housing in Australia 

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Facilitator: Kate Colvin, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia  

 

Shorna Moore, Head of Policy, Advocacy & Government Relations, Melbourne City Mission 

Pam Barker, CEO, Brisbane Youth Service 

10:30

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Lightning address: Empowering the affordable, social and community housing sector with remote staffing solutions

 

Paul Findlay, GM Property Services, Cloudstaff 

10:35

Morning Tea

HOUSING CASE STUDIES

11:00

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Regenerating in an inner city

 

Lindsey Gray, Project Director, Bridge Housing 

11:20

Presentation : It’s not rocket science! Activating underutilised space to deliver housing outcomes in the NT through cross sector collaboration

  • Innovating to deliver cost effective keyworker apartments through an office retrofit 

  • Identifying and overcoming the barriers which can hinder project progress 

  • Demonstrating a replicable and scalable model that can work in the NT 

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Karen Walsh, CEO, Venture Housing

Craig Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility 

11:40

Panel: Housing Development and Co-design in the SDA space

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Facilitator: Dan Jefferson, Partner, Health, Ageing & Human Services, KPMG Australia

Vicki Hayes, Project Manager Specialist Housing Group, Housing Choices Australia  

 

Melissa Palframan, General Manager Victoria, Housing Choices Australia 

 

Geoff Slack, Chief Executive Officer, YourPlace Housing 

Charles Northcote, Chief Executive Officer, BlueCHP 

12:20

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Presentation:  The lessons for a strong and resilient not for profit sector (part 2)

Matthew Bailes, CEO, Paradigm Housing UK 

12:45

Networking Lunch 

CONNECTING THE COMMUNITY

1:40

Presentation: The role effective partnerships can play in delivering social and affordable housing

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James King, Chief Executive Officer, Unison 

2:05

Panel: Winning support from the community for new housing developments

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Facilitator: Jennifer Michelmore, CEO, Studio THI 

 

Jonathan O’Brien, Lead Organiser, YIMBY Melbourne 

Jo Cannington,
Director Homes Melbourne, City of Melbourne 

2:45

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Panel: The journey of local government in increasing affordable housing  

 

 

Humair Ahmad, Director Community Housing, NSW Department of Communities and Justice 

Mike Collins, Principal Advisor Social and Affordable Housing, Merri-bek City Council

Brett Stonestreet, General Manager, Griffith City Council 

Dan Staley, Manager (Development Services), City of Moreton Bay 

3:25

Afternoon Tea

3:50

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Panel: Investment in social and affordable housing  

 

Facilitator: Turi Condon, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Housing Australia ​

Iain Wood, Director, Conscious Investment Management

Ryan Slocombe, Director, Tetris Capital

Alison Chan, Investment Director – Sustainable Finance, Metrics

4:30

Panel: Complementing the Mainstream - Innovative Funding Models that Work 

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Facilitator: Erin Dolan, Program Manager, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 

Katherine Sundermann, Senior Lecturer, Urban Planning and Design, Monash University 

 

Tim Riley, Founder & Development Director, Property Collectives 

Renee Martin, Head of Engagement, Sefa

5:10

Chairperson's Closing Address

5:15

End of Summit

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