Agenda

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

09:30

  • 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

10:00

  • 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

10:30

Investing in and Financing Large Scale Delivery

11:00

  • 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

Speakers

Nils Miller

Infrastructure Finance & Investment

Investec

11:30

  • 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

12:00

  • 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
  • Case Study of active Homes for Homes registered project – Mirvac, The Fabric 

Speakers

Sarah Witty

Partnerships Manager

Homes for Homes

Catherine Curry

Development Manager

Mirvac

12:30

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 & Co.

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

03:20

  • 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

03:45

  • 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

04:10

  • 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

04:50

Projects Spotlight: Best Practices for Large Scale Housing Delivery

08:30

09:00

  • Incorporate energy efficiency into housing design
  • Reduce operational 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’

Planning to Meet Future Affordable Housing Demand

11:30

  • 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

12:00

  • Find out about housing delivery programmes across seven communities
  • Develop effective partnerships to meet disability housing targets

12:30

01:30

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

02:10

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

02:50

03:20

  • 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

03:50

  • 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

04:30

04:45