Agenda

Specialist Disability Accommodation and Beyond: Facts, Trends and Opportunities in housing for National Disability Insurance Scheme participants

 
Pre-Conference Day | Wednesday, 26 February 2020
 
This workshop, led by an experienced practitioner, Joseph Connellan, will explore housing challenges and opportunities under the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Particular attention will be paid to Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). 
 
This workshop provides both housing and support service providers with an overview of what good Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and housing for NDIS participants looks like. Get up to date on housing demand driven by the NDIS and in particular specialist disability, state-based approaches to SDA and NDIS, identifying and managing risk in the development of housing for people with a disability and overall impact on housing supply and demand generated by SDA and NDIS.
 
Facilitated by: Joseph Connellan, Director, MC Two Pty Ltd
 
Joseph Connellan has more than 30 years’ experience leading and assisting leaders around Australia to deliver more and better housing and service outcomes for people with disability. Joseph has worked with a diverse range of Government, Not for Profit, education and private clients through his consulting firm, MC Two Pty Ltd.  In 2018 he published “Two Hands: Delivering More and Better Housing for Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Participants”. In 2019 he completed the seven-month NDIS Housing Pathways Project for the Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI) at the University of Melbourne which took him around  Australia exploring progress and issues on the topic. 
 
 
  
Key learning objectives:   
 
An understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and its rollout 
An understanding of the housing challenges and opportunities that confront NDIS participants
An understanding of the key elements  of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) and emerging trends
An opportunity to explore how an NDIS housing project could be structured     
  

Agenda

9:00 am -10:30 am
 
                 i.     Introductions 
                ii.     The NDIS and its roll-out 
 
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 
               i.     NDIS Housing Segments
              ii.     SDA and Trends
 
1:00 pm -  2:00 pm Lunch
 
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Group Work 
 
             i.     Our Project 
             ii.    Feedback and discussion
 
 3:30 pm  Close

Economic Outlook and Framework for Affordable Housing in Australia

08:30

09:00

09:10

  • Assist Australia's affordable housing sector to grow in scale
  • Expand and accelerate the delivery of more social and affordable housing
  • Access favorable finance terms to improve the capacity of homeowners, not for profit associations and community housing providers

Speakers

The Honourable Michael Sukkar MP

Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer

Australia Federal Government

09:45

  • Overcome obstacles in the local, regional and national housing market
  • Understand how inclusionary zoning would impact development
  • Find out about Melbourne’s response to the current housing crisis

Speakers

Lord Mayor Sally Capp

City of Melbourne

Lord Mayor Sally Capp

City of Melbourne

10:10

  • Make better use of resources without compromising lifestyle
  • Create living environments that best suit inhabitants’ needs regardless of their stage of life
  • Unlock opportunities for affordable living

Speakers

Robert Stopajnik

Development Director – Urban Communities

Development Victoria

10:40

Investing in and Financing Large Scale Delivery

11:10

  • Insights into best-case projects and financial models
  • What alternative funding models will we see in the next 5 years?
  • Create long term affordable proprietary and rental housing

Speakers

Peter Rutter

General Manager Strategy & Community Development

Beyond Bank

11:40

  • Protect existing balance sheets while generating better financial yield
  • Provide a pathway to fund a continuous stream of development activity while releasing new housing supply into the market
  • Manage multi-billion-dollar balance sheets

Speakers

Ian Aiyathurai

Chief Financial Officer

Access Housing

12:10

  • Understand how a voluntary tax-deductible contribution can change the face of social and affordable housing
  • Unpack the impact of over $1 billion into the sector
  • Develop programmes to which all property owners can easily contribute

Speakers

Sarah Witty

Partnerships Manager

Homes for Homes

12:40

01:30

  • Explore socially inclusive housing development projects such as Nightingale and HomesVic
  • Understand how to benefit from shared equity schemes
  • Learn from effective PPPs between government, private developers and community housing providers

Speakers

Jacob Edwards

Commercial Lending Manager

Bank Australia

Innovative Partnership Models for Affordable Housing Delivery

02:00

  • Understand the roles of key players in social and affordable housing delivery and the planning system
  • Navigate your way through the affordable housing aspects of the planning system
  • Tips and tricks to help deliver successful outcomes when rezoning, developing, or renewing a site

Speakers

Rachel Hornsby

Director

Hornsby Et Al

02:30

  • Explore the role of local government in working with the private sector to facilitate the delivery of a private sector affordable rental housing delivery model
  • Accelerate affordable housing supply through voluntary planning mechanisms
  • Unpack the role of the private sector in participating in the delivery of affordable housing using findings from the research project of the Inner Melbourne Action Plan (IMAP) Councils, led by the City of Port Phillip in partnership with the private sector

Speakers

Gary Spivak

Housing Development Officer

City of Port Phillip

Robert Pradolin

Former General Manager

Frasers Property Australia

03:00

03:30

  • Create homes for people and a thriving self-supportive community
  • Reduce homelessness and strengthen communities
  • Gain practical insight into best practices for community redevelopment vs greenfield development

Speakers

Steve Bevington

Managing Director

Community Housing Ltd

04:00

  • Develop community focused sustainable residential developments  
  • Focus on multi-residential, vertical development and greenfield development
  • Retro-fit healthy and happy cities with affordable housing

Speakers

Dave Martin

CEO

Small Giants Developments

04:30

  • Learn about private developer, investor and local council perspectives on various partnership models
  • Evaluate partnership models used for affordable housing projects
  • Collaborate effectively with private and public sector partners

05:20

Projects Spotlight: Best Practices for Large Scale Housing Delivery

08:30

09:00

  • Incorporate energy efficiency into housing design
  • Reduce construction costs using sustainable design
  • Invest in emissions saving projects and construct housing to an agreed energy standard

Speakers

Jasmine Jensen

Associate Director

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

09:30

  • Forge partnerships with social housing providers for future projects
  • Use self-managed super funds to develop social housing projects
  • Learn about Project Zero Carbon and align health, economic leverage and quality of social housing

10:00

  • Developing innovative partnership models for affordable housing delivery
  • Community redevelopment vs greenfield development
  • Planning reform and innovation for housing delivery

10:30

11:00

  • Incentivize developers to provide affordable housing options
  • Find out about end-to-end build to rent development model for large scale urban renewal projects
  • Learn about the ‘assemble model’

11:30

  • Overcome the funding gap between revenue from rents paid by low-income tenants and the cost of developing and maintaining good-quality housing
  • Reduce the project risk for an investor
  • Apply an infrastructure investment to affordable housing projects to provide consistent, reliable long-term income and predictable cash flows

12:00

  • Find out how Australia can benefit from innovative technologies applied in affordable housing delivery in Asian markets
  • Promote long term affordability of structures using the latest construction technologies
  • Develop a more innovative approach to social housing delivery

12:30

Planning to Meet Future Affordable Housing Demand

01:30

  • Learn about the legacy approach to social and affordable housing supply and why Private Sector involvement is so limited today
  • Develop policies that will encourage Private Sector Participation. 
  • Get your ears to the ground: our own Private Sector experiences building, owning and managing affordable housing

Speakers

Charles Daoud

Director

Traders in Purple

02:00

  • Learn about governance and engagement for housing delivery and maintenance in indigenous communities
  • Find out about housing delivery programmes across seven communities
  • Develop effective partnerships to meet indigenous housing targets

02:30

  • Create thriving communities
  • Use regenerative design
  • Identify barriers and opportunities in the current environment

03:00

03:30

  • Housing affordability issues and the impact on women in regional Australia
  • Reducing homelessness in regions
  • Promoting choice, sustainability and social inclusion

04:00

  • Allow institutional investors to write-down or write-off every dollar invested without impacting vital rate-of-return benchmarks
  • Unlock access to new rental markets for low income urban households  
  • Provide additional equity capital to the affordable housing sector

04:30

  • What steps need to be taken to improve access to affordable, safe and secure housing for low income Australians?
  • Promote and incentivize sustained investment in affordable housing over the long-term
  • Review and discuss housing tax policies and housing inflation rates
  • Identify tax incentives and subsidies that could be offered to developers in Australia to boost affordable housing investment

05:10