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PROGRAM

Our Program

The Community Housing 2020 theme – Community. Opportunity. Growth. – will highlight the current and growing shortfall of accessible and affordable housing in Australia.

PROGRAM*

*Session and speakers are subject to change

 

Tuesday
2020-03-31
Grand Lodge
Doric Room
Dockside
Corinthian Room
Banquet Hall
Wednesday
2020-04-01
Grand Lodge
Doric Room
Corinthian Room
Banquet Hall
Grand Lodge
Doric Room
Dockside
Corinthian Room
Banquet Hall
Grand Lodge
Doric Room
Corinthian Room
Banquet Hall
09:00 - 10:30
Opening Plenary – Day One

Welcome to Country

Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC)

Opening Welcome Address

The Hon. Gareth Ward MP, Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services

Welcome from the CHIA NSW Chief Executive Officer

Mark Degotardi, Chief Executive Officer, CHIA NSW

Keynote Address: Global Economic Trends and the Outlook for Housing Demand in Australia
Stefan Hajkowicz, Senior Prinicpal Scientist, CSIRO

10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:15
Community: Sustaining tenancies – achieving better outcomes through successful partnerships

How can CHPs partner better with service providers to provide better outcomes and more sustainable tenancies?

Scott McPhillips, Senior Manager, Housing for People with Disability, Hume Community Housing 
Peter Malone, New Business and Development, Hume Community Housing
Annabelle Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Community Shelters
Robin Fletcher, Head of Community and Partnerships, Link Housing

Facilitator – Caitlin McDowell, Head of Policy, CHIA NSW

11:00 - 12:15
Opportunity and Growth: Telling Stories that Resonate

How can the community housing sector work together to change perceptions of social and affordable housing within Government and the community?

Peter Lewis, Director, Essential Media
Lorraine Jokovic, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Client Services, LOUD

Facilitator – Sebastien Wrangles, Communications and Advocacy Adviser, CHIA NSW

11:00 - 12:15
Emerging Leaders: Building a Career in Community Housing

Hear from leaders in the CHP sector about building a career

Dr Lucy Burgmann, Country Manager, Community Housing Ltd
Jenny Woolley, Manager – Human Resources, Bridge Housing

Facilitator – Catherine Tracey, Head of Learning and Development, CHIA NSW

 

12:15 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Community: Innovative Responses to Homelessness – the role for CHPs

What role can CHPs play in developing and implementing innovative responses to homelessness for young people and women and children experiencing domestic and family violence?

David Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Housing Plus
Joanne Yates, Chief Executive Officer, Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW)

Facilitator – Katherine McKernan, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness NSW

13:30 - 15:00
Opportunity and Growth: Delivering Affordable Housing and Good Growth in NSW

This session will explore the effectiveness of NSW’s affordable housing policies, innovative responses to delivering affordable housing and what can be done to generate a long term solution to demand for low-cost housing.

John Brogden, Chief Executive Officer, Landcom
Jane Fitzgerald, Executive Director. NSW Property Council

Facilitator – Mark Degotardi, Chief Executive Officer, CHIA NSW

 

13:30 - 15:00
Emerging Leaders: Effective leadership

Greg Budworth, Group Managing Director, Compass Housing

Facilitator – Catherine Tracey, Head of Learning and Development, CHIA NSW

15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 17:00
Closing Plenary – Day One

Building a better housing and planning system – policy responses to build better and more equitable communities.

Three leading academics put forward their policy priorities to create a fairer housing system, creating better urban and regional communities with more secure and affordable housing for all.

Associate Professor Kristian Ruming, Head of Geography and Planning Department, Macquarie University
Professor Bill Randolph, Professor and Director, City Futures Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Professor Nicky Morrison, Professor of Planning, Geography and Urban Studies, University of Western Sydney

 

 

19:00 - 23:00
Conference Dinner

The dinner will be held at Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park. Dress code is Smart Casual.

Featuring the hilarious Mick Colliss – possibly Australia’s best after dinner speaker!

09:00 - 10:30
Opening Plenary – Day Two

Welcome & Introduction

Address
The Hon. Melinda Pavey, Minister for Water, Property and Housing

Financing Future Housing
The continued growth of the community housing sector will need new responses to how new growth is financed. How are we responding to this challenge?
Nathan Dal Bon, Chief Executive Officer, The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC)

Stephen Anthony, Chief Economist, Industry Super Australia

Facilitator – Scott Langford, Chief Executive Officer, SGCH


 

 

10:30 - 11:00
Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:15
Community: Mental Health, Housing and Homelessness

Understanding the linkages between mental health and sustainable tenancies

Dr Sarah Pollock, Executive Director Research and Advocacy, Mind Australia
Sarah Kingsbeer, Manager Partnerships and Support Coordination, Bridge Housing
Fiona Murray, Service Manager – STEP, Neami National

Facilitator – Caitlin McDowell, Head of Policy, CHIA NSW

11:00 - 12:15
Opportunity and Growth: Building the Capacity of the ACHP Sector

How is the ACHP sector working to build its ability to create a successful and sustainable Aboriginal community housing sector?

Jody Broun, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Housing Office
Ken McIntosh, National Business Development Manager, Aboriginal Community Housing Ltd (ACHL)

Facilitator – Paula Coghill, Aboriginal Specialist, CHIA NSW

11:00 - 12:15
Governance: Changing Needs of Boards in Evolving Sector

As the community housing sector grows and changes, the boards of CHPs will face different challenges and opportunities. How do you make sure that your Board is keeping up?

Chris Chaplin, Principal, BRG Consulting; Associate, Housing Action Network and Director, Australasian Housing Institute Ltd

Facilitator – Tony Gilmour, President, Housing Action Network

12:15 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Community: Local councils – at the heart of better planning and communities

Session content to be confirmed

 

13:30 - 15:00
Opportunity and Growth: Long term partnerships, sustainable providers, successful communities – the success of the Social Housing Management Transfer program

This session will consider the success of the SHMT program, the long term risks and opportunities for CHPs and possible ways forward for SHMT.

Deborah Brill, Executive Director, Land & Housing Corporation
John Nicolades – Chief Executive Officer, Bridge Housing
Chris Valacos, A/Registrar, Registrar for Community Housing

Facilitator – Dr Lucy Burgmann, Country Manager, Community Housing Ltd

13:30 - 15:00
Governance: Understanding Risk from a Board Perspective

How can Board effectively manage risk in their organisation?

Andrew Williamson, Managing Director, The Risk Board
Campbell Hudson, Partner, Denton’s

Facilitator – Tony Gilmour, President, Housing Action Network

15:00 - 15:30
Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 17:00
Closing Plenary – Day Two

Keynote Address: Community recovery from disaster and community resilience

Simon Doble, Managing Director, SolarBuddy

 

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*The schedule above is subject to change.

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