- Strategically analyse the opportunities and risks of NDIS disability housing
- Develop a viable financial model incorporating SDA funding
- Visualise and design an SDA compliant dwelling
- Implement a collaborative model of service and accommodation provision
- Understand and implement strategies to diffuse systemic and uncertainty risk
- Draw upon key learnings from pilot programs and early adopters
- Community Housing Providers
- Disability Support Providers
- Property Developers & External Investors
- Housing Association Peak Bodies
- State & Federal Government
Criterion is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to non-government organisations, people with disability, families and carers who would not ordinarily be able to attend.
Attend to learn:
- Unpack & maximise the potential of SDA
- Match housing supply with demand
- Effectively collaborate to boost quality & efficiency
- Mitigate systemic & operational risk
Housing Choices Australia
In 2008 Michael established and became the CEO of Housing Choices Australia until 2012.
He then returned as Managing Director in 2014. Michael’s 25-year international career in housing, planning and urban development spans his role as CEO of the Glasgow Housing Association, where he oversaw and lead the largest housing stock transfer in Europe. Prior to then he was the inaugural CEO of Housing New Zealand Corporation, resulting in a period of rapid growth and success. He also led the restructure of the internationally recognised Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.
His leadership with Housing Choices has seen the organisation grow to a substantial asset base of over $600m, current operations in three states and a major focus on growing nationally. Michael is committed to making housing affordable, safe and accessible for the most marginalised community members, utilising a mix of commercial and government investment. Collaboration with quality service partners is key to Housing Choices’ business strategy.
Additional experience includes working with government at the highest levels, with industry and with the University sector. He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation and is an experienced Board Director and University Governor.
Luke is the Summer Foundation’s Head of Policy & Strategy leading the organisation’s work to develop housing for people with disability using NDIS funding. Luke was intimately involved in the development of the NDIS, working extensively on scheme’s design and housing policy in his roles as a Director at the National Disability Insurance Agency and advisor at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Luke has recently finished studying at New York University on a Fulbright Scholarship and working for the NYU Centre for Urban Policy on US Government housing policy and affordable housing finance. Luke has also undertaken feasibility studies into developing Social Impact Bonds and Pay For Success initiatives at the Young Foundation (UK) and the State of Connecticut (US). Prior to government Luke worked in residential disability services, including government and non-government run group homes.
David joined Grocon in 2001 and has worked in the field of architecture, design and building for over three decades. David has been involved in project development and design management of large scale and highly complex projects. They include; the QV development in Melbourne the MCG Northern Stand redevelopment, Fairfax Media House (the first private project in Victoria to be built over rail), Common Ground Melbourne, Legion House in Sydney, 480 Queen Street Brisbane and both Swanston Square and Bouverie Street Apartment developments in Melbourne. He was also the development manager behind the carbon neutral Pixel building in Melbourne and design manager for the off-grid Legion House project in Sydney. David has also helped deliver some solutions to intervene in the cycle of homelessness in the form of design management and involvement in the Common Ground projects in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Julienne Price has spent almost 20 years working in the finance sector, specialising in social sector banking, prior to joining Commonwealth Bank in 2012. As Head of Schools and Not-for- Profit Sector Banking within CommBank’s Business and Private Banking division, Julienne is responsible for establishing and implementing strategic policies and solutions designed to meet the specific needs of the sector.
Drawing on her extensive and in-depth experience across both the finance and community sectors, Julienne is committed to leveraging the assets and skills available across CommBank to better support and facilitate the growth of financial literacy and improve efficiency across the community sector. Leading a national team of not-for- profit and school banking sector professionals, Julienne has also trained and accredited over 500 sector specialist bankers.
With continued regulatory disruption, Julienne spearheads a number of thought leadership programs aimed at sharing knowledge, as well as the benefits that innovation can bring to further support the development of a financially strong and robust community sector.
Outside of her busy role, Julienne is a representative for CommBank’s Staff Community Fund, facilitates CommBank’s annual grant giving and is a mentor through a scholarship program for Youth off the Streets. She has also been involved with numerous charities in a volunteering capacity across homelessness, aged care, animal welfare and youth development.
What People Are Saying
“A very good conference that kept the attendees up to date with the latest Government and industry developments in Social and Affordable Housing.”Manager Strategic Change, Independent Living, Uniting
“Great to hear a variety of topics from highly qualified and passionate speakers from academia, government, housing providers and regulators.”Business Support Accountant, Churches of Christ Care Housing Services
“Great to hear a variety of topics from highly qualified and passionate speakers from academia, government, housing providers and regulators.”Senior Financial Analyst, Office of the Registrar QLD
“A well hosted conference with great speakers who have provided a lot of insight into Affordable Housing, and the discussions provided a lot of food for thought”Chief Financial Officer, VincentCare Victoria Affordable housing conference attendee 2016
Date: 15 Mar 2017 By: Philip Fagan-SchmidtIf you had the opportunity to redesign Australia’s housing policy and funding arrangements, how would you go about it? Would you start with the existing NAHA / NPAH / NPRH agreements? Some variation of them? Or would you throw it all out and start again? I for one think we could do a whole lot better. …
Date: 20 Feb 2017 By: Amy BrownThere’s a lovely kind of strangeness to waking up and finding yourself in the midst of a conversation amongst – well, what seems like everybody – about a topic that you’ve cared about for a long time. That’s kind of how I feel right now. And that topic that ‘everyone’ seems to be talking about …
Date: 7 Feb 2017 By: Maisie Holder2017 has already been a big year for the affordable housing industry with several politicians declaring action on affordable housing as a top priority, so have we finally got the ball rolling? Treasurer Scott Morrison has long been considering a government-backed financing model similar to that of the UK, and now the Turnbull Government is …
Date: 24 Jul 2016 By: Contributed by the CEFCThe Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is working to drive the construction of as many as 1,000 new energy efficient homes for low-income families nationwide. There’s considerable demand for buildings, with more than 200,000 approved applicants on the wait list for affordable housing across Australia. Low-income households typically tend to live in buildings with poorer …
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