AHURI DISCUSSION SERIES

Is social housing infrastructure?

Tuesday 2 April 2019

Queensland Museum, Brisbane

The second AHURI Discussion Series event of 2019—Is social housing infrastructure? was held at the Queensland Museum on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

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Event Overview

About the event

There is widespread recognition that Australia needs more affordable housing. AHURI research estimates a need for an additional 727,300 social housing dwellings across Australia over the next 20 years to meet the current shortfall as well as future need.

Against the backdrop of recent affordable housing policy announcements, this event examines the questions—Is social housing infrastructure? How successful are infrastructure driven social housing strategies internationally? What are the alternative investment scenarios to fund affordable housing in Queensland and Australia?

This second Discussion Series event will be held in Brisbane and brings together thought leaders, policy makers and industry to explore this important topic.

Speakers include:

  • Fiona Caniglia, Executive Director, Q Shelter
  • Kerry Doss, Deputy Director-General, Planning Group, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Dr Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania, will explore the key findings of the AHURI Report—A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure
  • Stuart Lummis, Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Housing Company
  • Julie Saunders, Associate Director - Commercial Sales, Knight Frank
  • Trish Woolley, Deputy Director-General, Housing, Homelessness and Sport, QLD Department of Housing and Public Works

This event will be followed by informal networking drinks and refreshments.

Who should attend?

  • Federal and state/territory government policy-makers from the housing, planning, infrastructure, finance and human service sectors
  • Community housing leaders and practitioners
  • Private sector practitioners and financiers
  • Peak industry representatives (community housing, social services etc) and sectors with an interest in affordable housing (homelessness, Indigenous, disability etc.).

Program

TimeSpeaker/content

4:00pm

Registration and refreshments

4:15pm

Welcome by Host

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI Limited

4:20pm

A conceptual analysis of social housing as infrastructure

Dr Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania

4:35pm

Panel discussion and facilitated question and answer

Fiona Caniglia, Executive Director, Q Shelter

Kerry Doss, Deputy Director-General, Planning Group, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

Dr Kathleen Flanagan, University of Tasmania

Stuart Lummis, Brisbane Housing Company

Julie Saunders, Associate Director—Commercial Sales, Frank Knight

Trish Woolley, Deputy Director-General, Housing, Homelessness and Sport, QLD Department of Housing and Public Works

5:40pm

Closing by Host

Dr Michael Fotheringham, Executive Director, AHURI Limited

5:45-6:30pm

Networking and refreshments

Official Sponsor

Q Shelter

A message from Q Shelter

Q Shelter is proud to partner with AHURI to bring this exciting new event to Brisbane.

The reframing of investment in social housing as infrastructure is a critical step in the future of social housing.  It is an approaches that recognises the role that housing plays in the productivity of our cities and regions, as well as providing a framework for attracting investment.

Q Shelter also recognises the importance of these ideas being challenged and discussed in public forums, which is why we are delighted to support this event. Q Shelter thanks AHURI for bringing together government, private industry and the community sector to participate in this Discussion Panel and we look forward to a robust conversation.

To find out more about Q Shelter, please visit http://www.qshelter.asn.au/.

The details

Date: Tuesday 2 April 2019

Time: 4:00pm–6:30pm

Venue: Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Registration

$88 including GST (includes refreshments and networking drinks)

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Registration terms and conditions

Payment is due at least 7 days prior to the event. If you nominate to pay via bank transfer and payment is not received by the event date, you will not gain admittance.
Refund amounts and deadlines for cancellation of registration are stipulated below.
Transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable. The full name and details (including email, position title, work mobile, work address and dietary requirements) of the person that will replace you must be advised in writing via email.
If you register and then find you are unable to attend the event, please email us prior to the event day.

Non-attendance: No refunds will be made for non-attendance at the event. If your payment is outstanding at the time of the event and you do not show up to the event, you will still be required to pay the registration fee.

Refund policy

90% if cancelled by Thursday 28 February 2019
70% if cancelled by Tuesday 23 March 2019
0% if cancelled after Tuesday 23 March 2019