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Event overview

Australia’s shortage of social and affordable housing has reached a crisis point and the lack of affordable rental housing is having a direct impact on economic outcomes across cities and regions. 
A recent independent review for the Australian Government found that ‘an investment of around $290 billion will be required over the next two decades’ to meet this shortfall in housing options. 
Cracking Australia’s affordable housing crisis requires priority attention within the new government’s agenda for 2022 and beyond. 
Building Back Bigger and Better – the 8th Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit (Melbourne, 14 – 16 September) will build on the opportunity any new government brings to tackling seemingly intractable problems. 

In a first-time partnership between the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) and Aventedge, the Summit is designed to bring greater value to our sector. Bringing together housing, finance, government and property experts, the Summit will explore scalable solutions, leveraging private capital and the role governments need to play.
We invite you to join us as we tackle specific issues including:
  • Key worker housing
  • Re-developing existing estates   
  • Driving greater homeownership down the income ladder 
  • Attracting institutional investment within social and affordable housing 
  • Incorporating affordable housing options into Build-to-Rent models 

Past Sponsors 

Featured Speakers

Wendy Hayhurst



Luke Bo'sher

Executive Director - Housing Policy

Homes Victoria

Sarah Amos

Head of Commercial

Queensland Treasury

Rebecca Oelkers

Chief Executive Officer


Scott Langford

Group Chief Executive Officer


Nathan Dal Bon

Chief Executive Officer


Jude Munro AO


Victoria Planning Authority

Steve Pomeroy

Executive Advisor and Industry Professor, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor

Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC) McMaster University, Carleton University School of Pu

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Reasons to Attend

  • Examine the lessons learnt from the launch of Canada’s first National Housing Strategy and how this can be applied to Australia with
    Steve Pomeroy, Executive Advisor and Industry Professor, Canadian Housing Evidence Collaborative (CHEC) McMaster University, Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Carleton University School of Public Policy Administration
  • Unpack the different affordable housing initiatives across the country and get an update on two of the most ambitious housing programs with National Shelter, City Futures Research Centre  UNSW, Homes Victoria and Queensland Treasury
  • Understand what opportunities lie within the new housing agenda and what attracts superfunds to invest in social and affordable rental housing 
  • Hear from over 6 affordable housing case studies on exploring innovative avenues to increase housing supply
  • Find out more about the launch of Community Housing ESG Reporting Standard and how it will impact the funding sources for affordable housing programs 
  • Unpack the alternative housing models designed to provide flexible home options and attract investment toward affordable housing projects  
  • Engage in our interactive roundtables to review funding models and understand what made the NSW Community Housing Innovation Fund successful  
  • Learn how to efficiently meet the needs of disadvantaged groups within the delivery of affordable housing options 

Who Should Attend

This forum is ideal for the executives responsible for the planning, funding and developing of affordable housing options and services including:    
  • Chief Executive Officers   
  • General Managers   
  • Managing Director   
  • Executive Directors/Directors  
  • Mayors/Councillors    
  • Heads of Housing, Urban Development, Building, Community and Social Services, Resource, Partnerships    
  • Placemaking Manager 
  • Not-for-profit, Community Care 
  • Social Assistance Services 
  • Individual and Family Services 
  • Local, State and Federal Government



CONFERENCE | 15 and 16 September 2022

Crown Events and Conferences (access from Crown Promenade Hotel)
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Conference Room: Promenade Room, Level 1
T: +61 3 9292 6222 

WORKSHOP | 14 September

Crown Metropol Melbourne (access from Crown Metropol Hotel)
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Workshop Room: Metropol 2 and 3, Level 3
Parking: For more information please click here.
Location: Use the Crown Melbourne maps (see page 3) to find the Conference Centre.
Accommodation: To receive 15% off the best available rate of the day, attendees may join Crown Direct at Crown Hotels Crown Direct. Attendees will then have the option to book the room type of their choice with any of the 3 hotels within the complex.