Harness Innovative Solutions to Increase the Supply of Secure, Affordable Housing Across Australia

The 5th Annual Affordable Housing Development Summit, Melbourne   


Pre-Conference Day:  26 February 2020   |  Conference: 27 – 28 February 2020 

Did you know that less than half of Australian households in need of social housing are receiving it, and it is estimated that by 2036 at least 12% of all housing will need to be social and affordable housing. More topical than ever, we're delighted to let you know that the 5th Annual Affordable Housing Development Summit is back on 26-28 February 2020 to help identify the opportunity and innovation needed to help Australia deliver more than 1 million social and affordable homes by 2036.
This year’s summit includes special participation from The Honourable Michael Sukkar MP, Australia’s Federal Minister of Housing and Assistant Treasurer. Join government, community housing providers, property developers, investors, and other development leaders to create strategies in line with Australia’s imperative need for catalytic investment in social housing over the next 20 years. The stage is set to introduce legislative and institutional reform that will enable a strategic national strategic approach to affordable housing delivery.

Australian Affordable Housing Sector Statistics:

5.7 times is what the median multiple of house prices to income in Australia is (as compared to 3.5 in the US and 4.8 in the UK) *According to the 2019 Demographia Housing Affordability Survey
1 million affordable homes are needed in Australia by 2036
$8.6 billion a year in capital grants is needed from government for not-for-profit initiatives in order to close Australia’s housing gap
12% of all housing in Australia is estimated to be social and affordable housing by 2036.
46% of Australian households in need of social housing are currently receiving assistance
Join us to tackle these statistics and be a part of the solution needed to make affordable housing a reality across Australia as it explores evidence-based solutions and practical ways to create replicable, sustainable and affordable housing delivery models. Register now!

Featured Speakers

The Honourable Michael Sukkar MP

Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer

Australia Federal Government

Lord Mayor Sally Capp

City of Melbourne

Jan Berriman



Jasmine Jensen

Associate Director

Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Rosie Frankish

Housing Programs Coordinator

Wellways Australia

Sarah Witty

Partnerships Manager

Homes for Homes

Gary Spivak

Housing Development Officer

City of Port Phillip

Robert Stopajnik

Development Director – Urban Communities

Development Victoria

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   Why Attend?

  1. Hear from Australia’s Federal Minister of Housing on the role of government in supporting investment for affordable housing and unlocking new housing supply to prepare for housing sector development over the next 12 to 24 months
  2. Improve access to affordable, secure housing by unpacking the role played by banks and superfunds such as Investec, Bank Australia and Industry Super Australia in unlocking funds to boost affordable housing investment
  3. Learn about the role that international innovation and construction technology  plays in achieving Australia’s housing targets.
  4. Discover successful community development models from the City of Port Philip and Housing All Australians and how best practices can be scaled across the country
  5. Evaluate the success of innovative partnerships between developers, not-for-profits and government in stimulating affordable housing development and closing the housing gap when you hear from Assemble, Home for Homes, Community Housing Ltd, Access Housing and more.
  6. Find out how to reduce the incidence of homelessness through the implementation of effective programmes as pioneered by YWCA and Wellways Australia
  7. Learn about the outcomes from affordable housing projects in local communities and how councils are engaging in innovative ways to deliver increased housing
  8. Become a partner in social and community development with access to current and upcoming initiatives designed to improve housing outcomes

Who Should Attend?

  • Federal and State Government
  • Local Councils
  • Planning and Housing Specialists
  • Community and Social Housing Providers
  • Community Development Specialists
  • Property Developers
  • Construction Firms and Home builders
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations
  • Consultants and Lawyers
  • Architects
  • Engineering Firms
  • Superfunds, Banks, Investment Managers

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Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

Conf Room: Ballroom 1
27 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
W: Please see the website here
T: +61 3 9290 1000 
Attendees are eligible for 10% off the Best Available Rate during the event and bookings can be made directly via the reservations team at (03) 9290 1000.  Please mention you are attending an Aventedge conference.
How to get there from the Airport:  
From Melbourne Airport, continue to M2 and then, take exit 4 from Citylink/State Route 43. Continue on State Route 50. Take Rosslyn St, Queen St, and Lonsdale St to Little Collins St in Melbourne. Merge onto Dynon Rd/State Route 50 Continue to follow State Route 50 and turn left onto Rosslyn St. Turn left onto Dudley St/State Route 32/State Route 55. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto William St. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Queen St. Turn right onto Exhibition St, left onto Bourke St and right onto Spring St. Turn right onto Little Collins St. Sheraton Melbourne Hotel will be on the left.
Parking is available at the venue– valet parking $60 per car otherwise, guests can also self-park at the Wilsons Parking across the road and we do have a special rate of $35 via the hotel concierge team.